Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Shaftesbury Town, Dorset

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Shaftesbury Town, Dorset, Dorset

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Shaftesbury Town, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Dorset. 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 4 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 Shaftesbury Town 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 Shaftesbury Town. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Shaftesbury Town. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Dorset.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
North Dorset 003A 21.482 13189/32,844 5
North Dorset 003C 19.353 14956/32,844 5
North Dorset 003B 15.504 18439/32,844 6
North Dorset 003D 6.257 29137/32,844 9

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Income Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003A 0.13 12473/32,844 4
North Dorset 003B 0.105 15683/32,844 5
North Dorset 003C 0.105 15697/32,844 5
North Dorset 003D 0.047 26971/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Shaftesbury Town 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
North Dorset 003A 0.106 11622/32,844 4
North Dorset 003C 0.076 17203/32,844 6
North Dorset 003B 0.068 19225/32,844 6
North Dorset 003D 0.035 29306/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Shaftesbury Town population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (13140/32,844) in Shaftesbury Town is less than the adult average rank (16832/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
North Dorset 003A 29.965 8579/32,844 3
North Dorset 003C 29.632 8724/32,844 3
North Dorset 003B 17.447 15505/32,844 5
North Dorset 003D 4.935 27374/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Shaftesbury Town

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 Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003A 0.095 14599/32,844 5
North Dorset 003C -0.233 19617/32,844 6
North Dorset 003D -0.777 26765/32,844 9
North Dorset 003B -1.221 30426/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

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 Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003B -0.253 20386/32,844 7
North Dorset 003A -0.301 21061/32,844 7
North Dorset 003D -0.55 24461/32,844 8
North Dorset 003C -0.879 28048/32,844 9

There were 50 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Shaftesbury Town in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Shaftesbury Town

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003C 42.151 1628/32,844 1
North Dorset 003B 40.159 2143/32,844 1
North Dorset 003A 31.155 6187/32,844 2
North Dorset 003D 22.741 13491/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003D 0.14 14282/32,844 5
North Dorset 003C -0.213 19808/32,844 7
North Dorset 003A -0.284 20892/32,844 7
North Dorset 003B -1.202 30287/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Shaftesbury Town

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Shaftesbury Town. 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
North Dorset 003D -0.862 28124/32,844 9
North Dorset 003A -1.273 31298/32,844 10
North Dorset 003B -1.565 32358/32,844 10
North Dorset 003C -1.694 32583/32,844 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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