Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Shefford, Central Bedfordshire

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

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Shefford, 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 6 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 Shefford 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 Shefford. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Shefford

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Shefford. 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 011D 18.544 15636/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011A 15.79 18146/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011E 8.815 26036/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 011C 6.427 28954/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 013C 4.085 31418/32,844 10
Central Bedfordshire 011B 3.253 32067/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Shefford

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Shefford. 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 011D 0.138 11710/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 011A 0.093 17497/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011C 0.039 28958/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 013C 0.036 29563/32,844 10
Central Bedfordshire 011E 0.031 30565/32,844 10
Central Bedfordshire 011B 0.021 32104/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Shefford

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Shefford 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 011D 0.104 11945/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 011A 0.083 15648/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 013C 0.039 28086/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011C 0.035 29422/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011E 0.031 30280/32,844 10
Central Bedfordshire 011B 0.025 31548/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Shefford

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Shefford population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (20071/32,844) in Shefford is less than the adult average rank (22519/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Central Bedfordshire 011A 25.496 10574/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 011D 18.767 14579/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011B 6.743 25313/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 011E 6.33 25804/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 011C 5.283 26984/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 013C 4.684 27685/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in Shefford

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
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 Shefford. 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 011D 0.059 15092/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011A -0.399 22113/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 013C -0.793 26939/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011C -0.836 27353/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011E -1.016 28964/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011B -1.376 31242/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Shefford

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 Shefford. 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 011A 0.166 14076/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011C 0.103 15080/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011D -0.27 20617/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 011B -0.45 23120/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 013C -0.6 25073/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 011E -1.624 32126/32,844 10

There were 56 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Shefford in March 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Shefford

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Shefford. 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 011E 39.361 2386/32,844 1
Central Bedfordshire 011D 24.192 11941/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 011A 22.032 14289/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011C 21.25 15202/32,844 5
Central Bedfordshire 011B 16.685 20821/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 013C 10.565 28073/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Shefford

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Shefford. 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 011E 0.436 10037/32,844 4
Central Bedfordshire 011C -0.221 19937/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 013C -0.34 21704/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 011A -0.39 22406/32,844 7
Central Bedfordshire 011B -0.746 26797/32,844 9
Central Bedfordshire 011D -1.288 30724/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Shefford

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Shefford. 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 013C -0.177 18270/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011D -0.178 18282/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011A -0.2 18651/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011C -0.223 19033/32,844 6
Central Bedfordshire 011B -0.508 23598/32,844 8
Central Bedfordshire 011E -0.615 25106/32,844 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.

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