Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Sandy, Central Bedfordshire

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

We have used the 8 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Sandy, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Central Bedfordshire. 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 8 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 Sandy 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 Sandy. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Sandy

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Sandy. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Central Bedfordshire.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Central Bedfordshire 001A 31.056 7518/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002A 20.018 14333/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 004C 13.801 20150/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002D 13.666 20301/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002B 11.522 22725/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 001B 10.907 23439/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 002C 7.526 27659/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 001C 4.064 31440/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Sandy

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 001A 0.205 6353/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 002A 0.149 10614/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 002D 0.114 14459/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 002B 0.085 18693/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 001B 0.08 19458/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 004C 0.079 19742/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002C 0.037 29319/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 001C 0.035 29700/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Sandy

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Sandy 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
Central Bedfordshire 001A 0.142 7305/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002A 0.096 13242/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 002D 0.076 17315/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002B 0.064 20317/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 001B 0.062 21025/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 004C 0.052 24207/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 002C 0.043 26994/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 001C 0.038 28349/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Sandy

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Sandy population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (14264/32,844) in Sandy is less than the adult average rank (16530/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Central Bedfordshire 001A 40.326 5287/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 002A 28.604 9138/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002D 22.668 12124/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 002B 14.8 17509/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 001B 14.795 17513/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002C 13.387 18690/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 001C 10.009 21810/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 004C 8.674 23216/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Sandy

iLivehere Rating 3/10
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 Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 001A 0.587 8097/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002B -0.381 21873/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002A -0.425 22450/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 001B -0.463 22933/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002D -0.564 24236/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 002C -0.646 25293/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 004C -0.787 26862/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 001C -1.146 29917/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Sandy

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 Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 001A 0.213 13289/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 002A -0.05 17423/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 001B -0.061 17559/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002B -0.144 18784/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002D -0.296 20982/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 001C -0.758 26875/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 004C -0.873 27995/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 002C -0.885 28099/32,844 9

There were 24 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Sandy in February 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Sandy

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 004C 39.281 2407/32,844 1
Central Bedfordshire 001A 30.97 6297/32,844 2
Central Bedfordshire 002C 26.885 9384/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002A 24.28 11845/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 001C 14.984 23046/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 001B 14.326 23850/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 002B 10.66 27993/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 002D 9.023 29490/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Sandy

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 004C 0.683 6955/32,844 3
Central Bedfordshire 002B 0.371 10921/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 002A 0.136 14339/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 002D 0.085 15119/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 001B -0.094 17939/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002C -0.622 25437/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 001A -1.076 29578/32,844 10
Central Bedfordshire 001C -1.908 32440/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Sandy

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Sandy. 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
Central Bedfordshire 001B -0.207 18759/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 002C -0.208 18793/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 004C -0.251 19491/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 001A -0.284 20068/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002A -0.322 20732/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002D -0.352 21231/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 002B -0.433 22540/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 001C -0.494 23399/32,844 8

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.