Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Shephall, Stevenage

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Shephall, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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

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Overall Deprivation in Shephall

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Shephall. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Stevenage.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Stevenage 010C 29.374 8315/32,844 3
Stevenage 010D 25.125 10686/32,844 4
Stevenage 010B 19.975 14368/32,844 5
Stevenage 010A 18.775 15436/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Shephall

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010C 0.207 6272/32,844 2
Stevenage 010D 0.153 10264/32,844 4
Stevenage 010B 0.125 13079/32,844 4
Stevenage 010A 0.115 14319/32,844 5

Employment Deprivation in Shephall

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Shephall 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
Stevenage 010C 0.168 5128/32,844 2
Stevenage 010D 0.123 9330/32,844 3
Stevenage 010B 0.088 14659/32,844 5
Stevenage 010A 0.081 16054/32,844 5

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Shephall

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Shephall population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (7310/32,844) in Shephall is less than the adult average rank (8529/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Stevenage 010C 36.296 6354/32,844 2
Stevenage 010D 34.556 6923/32,844 3
Stevenage 010B 33.738 7193/32,844 3
Stevenage 010A 24.984 10836/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Shephall

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 Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010C 0.253 12295/32,844 4
Stevenage 010D 0.182 13307/32,844 5
Stevenage 010A -0.096 17505/32,844 6
Stevenage 010B -0.15 18399/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Shephall

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010A 0.892 4465/32,844 2
Stevenage 010D 0.719 6298/32,844 2
Stevenage 010B 0.581 7979/32,844 3
Stevenage 010C 0.344 11258/32,844 4

There were 201 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Shephall in February 2024

Barriers to Housing and Services in Shephall

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010D 17.84 19347/32,844 6
Stevenage 010B 17.733 19479/32,844 6
Stevenage 010C 16.155 21475/32,844 7
Stevenage 010A 12.672 25806/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Shephall

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010C -0.741 26747/32,844 9
Stevenage 010A -0.899 28191/32,844 9
Stevenage 010B -0.931 28476/32,844 9
Stevenage 010D -1.18 30184/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Shephall

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Shephall. 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
Stevenage 010A 0.672 6734/32,844 3
Stevenage 010D 0.666 6793/32,844 3
Stevenage 010B 0.446 8960/32,844 3
Stevenage 010C 0.262 11243/32,844 4

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.