Deprivation Statistics for Sandgate & West Folkestone, Folkestone and Hythe

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Sandgate & West Folkestone, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Sandgate & West Folkestone, 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 Sandgate & West Folkestone 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 Sandgate & West Folkestone. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 015C 23.885 11441/32,844 4
Shepway 005E 18.809 15404/32,844 5
Shepway 006H 13.855 20094/32,844 7
Shepway 006G 12.73 21354/32,844 7
Shepway 006A 9.255 25455/32,844 8

Income Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 005E 0.142 11276/32,844 4
Shepway 015C 0.128 12722/32,844 4
Shepway 006G 0.083 19063/32,844 6
Shepway 006H 0.082 19177/32,844 6
Shepway 006A 0.059 23906/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Sandgate & West Folkestone 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 015C 0.127 8857/32,844 3
Shepway 005E 0.126 8919/32,844 3
Shepway 006H 0.075 17398/32,844 6
Shepway 006A 0.072 18180/32,844 6
Shepway 006G 0.056 22770/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Sandgate & West Folkestone population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (20638/32,844) in Sandgate & West Folkestone is more than the adult average rank (20131/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Shepway 005E 19.291 14199/32,844 5
Shepway 015C 15.762 16779/32,844 6
Shepway 006G 12.262 19711/32,844 7
Shepway 006H 9.093 22766/32,844 7
Shepway 006A 2.429 30387/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Sandgate & West Folkestone

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
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 Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 015C 0.327 11249/32,844 4
Shepway 005E 0.094 14607/32,844 5
Shepway 006A -0.018 16281/32,844 5
Shepway 006G -0.344 21358/32,844 7
Shepway 006H -0.501 23434/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

3
Good
iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 015C 0.132 14629/32,844 5
Shepway 006A -0.474 23415/32,844 8
Shepway 006H -0.648 25628/32,844 8
Shepway 005E -0.71 26327/32,844 9
Shepway 006G -0.965 28815/32,844 9

There were 191 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Sandgate & West Folkestone in May 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Sandgate & West Folkestone

7
Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 006H 34.154 4497/32,844 2
Shepway 006G 33.725 4711/32,844 2
Shepway 015C 29.017 7635/32,844 3
Shepway 006A 19.579 17161/32,844 6
Shepway 005E 16.235 21378/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 015C 0.813 5548/32,844 2
Shepway 006H 0.181 13598/32,844 5
Shepway 006G 0.148 14158/32,844 5
Shepway 005E -0.366 22083/32,844 7
Shepway 006A -0.763 26972/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Sandgate & West Folkestone

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Sandgate & West Folkestone. 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 006H -0.694 26091/32,844 8
Shepway 005E -0.724 26502/32,844 9
Shepway 015C -0.81 27522/32,844 9
Shepway 006A -0.887 28370/32,844 9
Shepway 006G -1.159 30650/32,844 10

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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