Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Shepway North, Maidstone

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Shepway North, Maidstone, Kent

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Shepway North, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Maidstone. 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 Shepway North 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 Shepway North. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Shepway North. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Maidstone.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Maidstone 013C 37.879 4916/32,844 2
Maidstone 010E 31.013 7546/32,844 3
Maidstone 010D 28.281 8889/32,844 3
Maidstone 010B 27.443 9329/32,844 3
Maidstone 010C 21.097 13490/32,844 5
Maidstone 012B 8.059 27003/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 013C 0.241 4460/32,844 2
Maidstone 010E 0.169 8869/32,844 3
Maidstone 010B 0.162 9482/32,844 3
Maidstone 010D 0.16 9603/32,844 3
Maidstone 010C 0.119 13844/32,844 5
Maidstone 012B 0.049 26492/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Shepway North 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
Maidstone 013C 0.177 4474/32,844 2
Maidstone 010E 0.123 9354/32,844 3
Maidstone 010B 0.114 10417/32,844 4
Maidstone 010D 0.11 10990/32,844 4
Maidstone 010C 0.096 13282/32,844 5
Maidstone 012B 0.047 25761/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Shepway North population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (7644/32,844) in Shepway North is less than the adult average rank (8041/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Maidstone 013C 72.047 651/32,844 1
Maidstone 010D 47.827 3606/32,844 2
Maidstone 010E 47.141 3736/32,844 2
Maidstone 010B 42.12 4844/32,844 2
Maidstone 010C 25.422 10605/32,844 4
Maidstone 012B 9.329 22546/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Shepway North

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 Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 010E 0.255 12247/32,844 4
Maidstone 013C 0.193 13169/32,844 5
Maidstone 010D 0.148 13749/32,844 5
Maidstone 010C 0.015 15771/32,844 5
Maidstone 010B -0.1 17572/32,844 6
Maidstone 012B -0.672 25609/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Shepway North

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 Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 010E 1.179 2358/32,844 1
Maidstone 010D 0.86 4799/32,844 2
Maidstone 010C 0.606 7664/32,844 3
Maidstone 010B 0.584 7937/32,844 3
Maidstone 013C 0.219 13205/32,844 5
Maidstone 012B -0.013 16885/32,844 6

There were 81 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Shepway North in July 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 010C 25.418 10727/32,844 4
Maidstone 010E 23.607 12540/32,844 4
Maidstone 010D 21.082 15402/32,844 5
Maidstone 010B 20.828 15685/32,844 5
Maidstone 013C 19.337 17474/32,844 6
Maidstone 012B 18.787 18125/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Shepway North

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 010B 0.927 4453/32,844 2
Maidstone 010D 0.434 10061/32,844 4
Maidstone 013C 0.23 12873/32,844 4
Maidstone 010E 0.149 14151/32,844 5
Maidstone 010C 0.007 16351/32,844 5
Maidstone 012B -0.002 16503/32,844 6

Outside Environment Deprivation in Shepway North

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Shepway North. 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
Maidstone 012B -0.089 16779/32,844 6
Maidstone 010E -0.188 18455/32,844 6
Maidstone 010C -0.198 18616/32,844 6
Maidstone 010B -0.207 18767/32,844 6
Maidstone 010D -0.218 18955/32,844 6
Maidstone 013C -0.273 19853/32,844 7

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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