Deprivation Statistics for Romney Marsh, Folkestone and Hythe

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Romney Marsh, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Romney Marsh, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Folkestone and Hythe. We have combined these statitics into an English ward level, as most people are familiar with this geospacial area in their town or city. Here are those 5 marked on a map:

Each area has its own decile score. This is where each LSOA in England is ranked according to the level of deprivation and split into 10 equal groups. A decile score of 1 means the area is in the top 10% of deprived areas, 2 is equal to the top 20% and so forth. To simply these scores and apply them to a ward, we have created the iLiveHere rating. This takes the average decile score of all the LSOAs in a ward and converts that into a rating out of 10, where 1 is the best and 10 is the worst. We have then used to traffic light colour system as an at-a-glance reference. As you scroll down this page, the more red ratings you see, the more deprived Romney Marsh is. Indices of Deprivation statistics and are broken down into domains of deprivation or more simply, categories. These category scores are combined using a percentage weighting to give a an LSOA its final indices of deprivation score, decile and rank:

  • Income Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Employment Deprivation (22.5%)
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation (13.5%)
  • Health Deprivation and Disability (13.5%)
  • Crime (9.3%)
  • Barriers to Housing and Services (9.3%)
  • Living Environment Deprivation (9.3%)
Below we have split the Living Environment Deprivation category into its sub-categories. We think having individual iLiveHere ratings for Inside Environment and Outside Environment provides a better insight to the housing quality and outside space in Romney Marsh. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 8/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Romney Marsh. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Folkestone and Hythe.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Shepway 011E 34.254 6160/32,844 2
Shepway 011A 29.143 8438/32,844 3
Shepway 011C 28.203 8924/32,844 3
Shepway 011B 27.259 9432/32,844 3
Shepway 009A 23.334 11827/32,844 4

Income Deprivation in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Romney Marsh. The definition of low income the government uses to compile these statistics includes those who are out-of-work (for any reason, not just unemployment) and those that are in work but satisfy the IMD means tests. In the real world, this means they may qualify for means tested benefits such as Universal Credit or legacy benefits such as Working Tax Credits. You should not to assume that this rating is an indicator of overall poverty in this ward.
LSOA Name Income Score Income Rank (England) Income Decile
Shepway 011A 0.165 9170/32,844 3
Shepway 011C 0.145 10942/32,844 4
Shepway 011B 0.139 11546/32,844 4
Shepway 011E 0.111 14876/32,844 5
Shepway 009A 0.086 18560/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Romney Marsh who are excluded from the jobs market. These are people who are involuntarily deprived of work. The IMD domains include people who are unemployment, those who are sick or disabled, and carers. Since the government no longer publishes percentage figures for unemployment after the introduction of Universal Credit, his is now the only reliable indictor of joblessness in this ward. The higher the iLiveHere rating, the harder it could be to get work.
LSOA Name Employment Score Employment Rank (England) Employment Decile
Shepway 011A 0.162 5596/32,844 2
Shepway 011C 0.159 5833/32,844 2
Shepway 011B 0.136 7883/32,844 3
Shepway 011E 0.114 10496/32,844 4
Shepway 009A 0.107 11476/32,844 4

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Romney Marsh population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (5490/32,844) in Romney Marsh is less than the adult average rank (7948/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Shepway 011A 45.787 3998/32,844 2
Shepway 011C 41.181 5087/32,844 2
Shepway 011B 40.467 5254/32,844 2
Shepway 009A 34.361 6992/32,844 3
Shepway 011E 24.239 11211/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Romney Marsh

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is indictor of the risk of dying prematurely or having your quality of life impaired through poor physical or mental health in Romney Marsh. The IMD domain measures morbidity, disability and premature mortality. However, it does not take into consideration but personal behaviour or environmental factors that may be predictive of future health problems. See Outdoor Deprivation for depivation that includes environmental factors such as local pullution levels.
LSOA Name Health Score Health Rank (England) Health Decile
Shepway 011A 0.759 6302/32,844 2
Shepway 011B 0.74 6473/32,844 2
Shepway 011C 0.644 7453/32,844 3
Shepway 011E 0.2 13056/32,844 4
Shepway 009A 0.089 14683/32,844 5

Crime Deprivation in Romney Marsh

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Romney Marsh. In policing statistics, this is known as 'street level crime' and includes offences such as robbery, burglary and other personal violent crime.
LSOA Name Crime Score Crime Rank (England) Crime Decile
Shepway 011E 0.529 8681/32,844 3
Shepway 009A 0.281 12226/32,844 4
Shepway 011A -0.182 19377/32,844 6
Shepway 011B -1.008 29154/32,844 9
Shepway 011C -1.907 32581/32,844 10

There were 16 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Romney Marsh in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Romney Marsh. I bad rating in an urban area indicates how unaffordable the housing could be. A bad rating in a rural area is an indicator of the absense of local services.
LSOA Name Barriers Score Barriers Rank (England) Barriers Decile
Shepway 011E 51.06 209/32,844 1
Shepway 009A 40.809 1966/32,844 1
Shepway 011C 31.94 5699/32,844 2
Shepway 011B 30.179 6839/32,844 3
Shepway 011A 17.59 19676/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Romney Marsh

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Romney Marsh. A bad rating in an equally income deprived ward, could be because of poorly maintained rented accomodation. A bad rating in a non income deprived area, could be because the small size of housing in relation to costs.
LSOA Name Inside Score Inside Rank (England) Inside Decile
Shepway 011E 1.872 352/32,844 1
Shepway 011B 0.098 14927/32,844 5
Shepway 011A -0.284 20885/32,844 7
Shepway 011C -0.456 23307/32,844 8
Shepway 009A -0.535 24334/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Romney Marsh

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Romney Marsh. The IMD domains measure the air quality and the rate of road traffic accidents in each LSOA.
LSOA Name Outside Score Outside (England) Outside Decile
Shepway 011E -0.626 25248/32,844 8
Shepway 009A -0.796 27342/32,844 9
Shepway 011B -0.962 29107/32,844 9
Shepway 011A -0.965 29125/32,844 9
Shepway 011C -0.981 29277/32,844 9

Disclaimer: Although every care has been taken to make sure there are no mistakes in the data presented on this page, you should verify these figures with the official data source.

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