Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Sheerness, Swale

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Sheerness, Swale, Kent

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

Overall Deprivation in Sheerness

Extremely Bad
iLivehere Rating 10/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Sheerness. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swale.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swale 001A 77.896 48/32,844 1
Swale 002C 66.056 457/32,844 1
Swale 002A 62.466 708/32,844 1
Swale 002B 61.672 771/32,844 1
Swale 001B 57.146 1205/32,844 1
Swale 001C 51.952 1878/32,844 1
Swale 002D 48.648 2383/32,844 1
Swale 001D 48.488 2411/32,844 1

Income Deprivation in Sheerness

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Sheerness. 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
Swale 001A 0.439 170/32,844 1
Swale 002C 0.381 583/32,844 1
Swale 002B 0.375 653/32,844 1
Swale 001B 0.328 1482/32,844 1
Swale 001C 0.327 1498/32,844 1
Swale 002A 0.305 2054/32,844 1
Swale 002D 0.295 2377/32,844 1
Swale 001D 0.26 3589/32,844 2

Employment Deprivation in Sheerness

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Sheerness 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
Swale 002C 0.343 163/32,844 1
Swale 001A 0.336 192/32,844 1
Swale 002B 0.289 579/32,844 1
Swale 002A 0.255 1168/32,844 1
Swale 001B 0.217 2382/32,844 1
Swale 002D 0.211 2677/32,844 1
Swale 001C 0.2 3116/32,844 1
Swale 001D 0.197 3304/32,844 2

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Sheerness

Extremely Bad
iLivehere Rating 10/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Sheerness population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (494/32,844) in Sheerness is less than the adult average rank (1709/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 002C 91.514 44/32,844 1
Swale 002B 89.018 80/32,844 1
Swale 002A 84.467 153/32,844 1
Swale 001A 79.636 299/32,844 1
Swale 001B 70.626 742/32,844 1
Swale 002D 68.327 904/32,844 1
Swale 001D 62.752 1424/32,844 1
Swale 001C 62.438 1455/32,844 1

Health Deprivation and Disability in Sheerness

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
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 Sheerness. 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
Swale 001A 1.749 764/32,844 1
Swale 002C 1.625 1051/32,844 1
Swale 002A 1.245 2617/32,844 1
Swale 002D 1.115 3422/32,844 2
Swale 002B 1.073 3711/32,844 2
Swale 001C 0.998 4240/32,844 2
Swale 001B 0.901 5042/32,844 2
Swale 001D 0.527 8779/32,844 3

Crime Deprivation in Sheerness

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Sheerness. 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
Swale 001D 1.905 289/32,844 1
Swale 001A 1.764 466/32,844 1
Swale 002A 1.453 1199/32,844 1
Swale 001C 1.401 1352/32,844 1
Swale 001B 1.297 1770/32,844 1
Swale 002D 0.979 3688/32,844 2
Swale 002B 0.946 3973/32,844 2
Swale 002C 0.284 12189/32,844 4

There were 208 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Sheerness in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Sheerness

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Sheerness. 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
Swale 002D 21.3 15141/32,844 5
Swale 002C 21.289 15160/32,844 5
Swale 002A 20.707 15828/32,844 5
Swale 002B 20.015 16637/32,844 6
Swale 001B 19.936 16732/32,844 6
Swale 001A 19.283 17533/32,844 6
Swale 001C 17.86 19321/32,844 6
Swale 001D 16.135 21499/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Sheerness

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Sheerness. 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
Swale 001B 1.591 843/32,844 1
Swale 001A 1.272 2024/32,844 1
Swale 002A 1.177 2586/32,844 1
Swale 001D 0.993 3915/32,844 2
Swale 001C 0.841 5235/32,844 2
Swale 002D -0.24 20235/32,844 7
Swale 002C -0.504 23956/32,844 8
Swale 002B -0.886 28078/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Sheerness

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Sheerness. 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
Swale 002A 0.584 7566/32,844 3
Swale 001D 0.336 10288/32,844 4
Swale 002B 0.209 12004/32,844 4
Swale 001A 0.169 12580/32,844 4
Swale 001C 0.083 13951/32,844 5
Swale 002C -0.198 18612/32,844 6
Swale 002D -0.207 18766/32,844 6
Swale 001B -0.212 18847/32,844 6

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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