Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Sheppey Central, Swale

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

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Sheppey Central, 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 5 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 Sheppey Central 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 Sheppey Central. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Sheppey Central

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Sheppey Central. 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 004E 56.311 1309/32,844 1
Swale 005D 28.426 8810/32,844 3
Swale 004G 20.139 14223/32,844 5
Swale 004F 19.17 15103/32,844 5
Swale 004D 18.379 15805/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Sheppey Central

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 Sheppey Central. 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 004E 0.334 1337/32,844 1
Swale 005D 0.139 11589/32,844 4
Swale 004G 0.129 12678/32,844 4
Swale 004F 0.128 12818/32,844 4
Swale 004D 0.101 16217/32,844 5

Employment Deprivation in Sheppey Central

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Sheppey Central 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 004E 0.263 995/32,844 1
Swale 005D 0.125 9079/32,844 3
Swale 004G 0.1 12587/32,844 4
Swale 004D 0.093 13775/32,844 5
Swale 004F 0.085 15181/32,844 5

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Sheppey Central

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Sheppey Central population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (6486/32,844) in Sheppey Central is less than the adult average rank (7163/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 004E 75.486 483/32,844 1
Swale 005D 35.666 6560/32,844 2
Swale 004F 33.515 7265/32,844 3
Swale 004D 32.338 7688/32,844 3
Swale 004G 25.221 10716/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Sheppey Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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 Sheppey Central. 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 004E 1.132 3294/32,844 2
Swale 004D 0.302 11590/32,844 4
Swale 005D 0.231 12638/32,844 4
Swale 004F 0.056 15141/32,844 5
Swale 004G -0.211 19292/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Sheppey Central

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Sheppey Central. 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 005D 0.988 3618/32,844 2
Swale 004G 0.886 4524/32,844 2
Swale 004E 0.608 7626/32,844 3
Swale 004F 0.07 15582/32,844 5
Swale 004D -0.12 18447/32,844 6

There were 83 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Sheppey Central in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Sheppey Central

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Sheppey Central. 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 004E 31.408 6022/32,844 2
Swale 005D 29.345 7404/32,844 3
Swale 004F 19.273 17544/32,844 6
Swale 004G 18.932 17937/32,844 6
Swale 004D 17.906 19262/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Sheppey Central

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Sheppey Central. 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 005D 0.084 15130/32,844 5
Swale 004F -0.312 21335/32,844 7
Swale 004D -0.529 24262/32,844 8
Swale 004E -0.723 26545/32,844 9
Swale 004G -1.468 31417/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Sheppey Central

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Sheppey Central. 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 005D -0.032 15819/32,844 5
Swale 004F -0.242 19358/32,844 6
Swale 004D -0.269 19782/32,844 7
Swale 004E -0.481 23215/32,844 8
Swale 004G -0.595 24845/32,844 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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