Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Smethwick, Sandwell

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Smethwick, Sandwell, West Midlands

We have used the 12 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Smethwick, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Sandwell. 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 12 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 Smethwick 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 Smethwick. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Smethwick

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Smethwick. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Sandwell.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Sandwell 028A 61.024 829/32,844 1
Sandwell 031E 46.256 2810/32,844 1
Sandwell 031B 43.244 3414/32,844 2
Sandwell 028C 40.089 4234/32,844 2
Sandwell 028D 39.439 4446/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 37.633 4992/32,844 2
Sandwell 023D 34.344 6128/32,844 2
Sandwell 031D 34.023 6259/32,844 2
Sandwell 023E 31.882 7126/32,844 3
Sandwell 031A 31.089 7503/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 30.978 7563/32,844 3
Sandwell 028B 28.989 8497/32,844 3

Income Deprivation in Smethwick

9
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 Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 028A 0.356 926/32,844 1
Sandwell 028D 0.301 2164/32,844 1
Sandwell 031E 0.287 2624/32,844 1
Sandwell 028C 0.274 3090/32,844 1
Sandwell 031B 0.274 3099/32,844 1
Sandwell 031D 0.258 3670/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 0.254 3828/32,844 2
Sandwell 024C 0.219 5615/32,844 2
Sandwell 028B 0.21 6102/32,844 2
Sandwell 023E 0.206 6308/32,844 2
Sandwell 031A 0.203 6460/32,844 2
Sandwell 023D 0.198 6813/32,844 3

Employment Deprivation in Smethwick

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Smethwick 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
Sandwell 028A 0.279 703/32,844 1
Sandwell 031E 0.206 2850/32,844 1
Sandwell 031B 0.198 3259/32,844 1
Sandwell 028C 0.179 4326/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 0.173 4758/32,844 2
Sandwell 028D 0.156 6038/32,844 2
Sandwell 031D 0.143 7230/32,844 3
Sandwell 023E 0.138 7692/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 0.137 7788/32,844 3
Sandwell 031A 0.131 8408/32,844 3
Sandwell 023D 0.119 9842/32,844 3
Sandwell 028B 0.095 13490/32,844 5

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Smethwick

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Smethwick population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (10452/32,844) in Smethwick is more than the adult average rank (3252/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Sandwell 023D 54.346 2508/32,844 1
Sandwell 031E 48.556 3504/32,844 2
Sandwell 028A 48.132 3567/32,844 2
Sandwell 028C 41.832 4921/32,844 2
Sandwell 031B 40.59 5228/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 40.282 5298/32,844 2
Sandwell 031A 36.844 6235/32,844 2
Sandwell 028D 34.83 6822/32,844 3
Sandwell 028B 33.993 7100/32,844 3
Sandwell 023E 32.438 7641/32,844 3
Sandwell 031D 32.159 7756/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 31.481 7997/32,844 3

Health Deprivation and Disability in Smethwick

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
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 Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 028A 1.645 991/32,844 1
Sandwell 031B 1.127 3342/32,844 2
Sandwell 028D 1.084 3644/32,844 2
Sandwell 031E 1.02 4091/32,844 2
Sandwell 028C 0.825 5682/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 0.781 6087/32,844 2
Sandwell 031D 0.732 6568/32,844 2
Sandwell 031A 0.67 7182/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 0.503 9045/32,844 3
Sandwell 023D 0.5 9095/32,844 3
Sandwell 023E 0.333 11174/32,844 4
Sandwell 028B 0.048 15274/32,844 5

Crime Deprivation in Smethwick

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 031E 0.592 7845/32,844 3
Sandwell 028A 0.581 7981/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 0.276 12297/32,844 4
Sandwell 031D 0.187 13728/32,844 5
Sandwell 023D 0.064 15691/32,844 5
Sandwell 031B 0.043 16004/32,844 5
Sandwell 031C 0.032 16190/32,844 5
Sandwell 028C -0.019 16977/32,844 6
Sandwell 023E -0.041 17314/32,844 6
Sandwell 031A -0.165 19117/32,844 6
Sandwell 028B -0.282 20788/32,844 7
Sandwell 028D -0.36 21898/32,844 7

There were 10 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Smethwick in June 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Smethwick

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 028D 26.985 9293/32,844 3
Sandwell 028A 25.893 10270/32,844 4
Sandwell 031E 24.133 12007/32,844 4
Sandwell 028C 23.994 12149/32,844 4
Sandwell 023D 23.666 12470/32,844 4
Sandwell 028B 21.668 14696/32,844 5
Sandwell 031A 20.856 15658/32,844 5
Sandwell 031B 20.687 15848/32,844 5
Sandwell 031D 20.363 16218/32,844 5
Sandwell 024C 19.817 16861/32,844 6
Sandwell 023E 19.369 17431/32,844 6
Sandwell 031C 17.94 19215/32,844 6

Inside Environment Deprivation in Smethwick

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 028B 1.315 1817/32,844 1
Sandwell 023E 1.226 2292/32,844 1
Sandwell 023D 1.046 3513/32,844 2
Sandwell 031B 0.96 4176/32,844 2
Sandwell 028A 0.866 5031/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 0.813 5557/32,844 2
Sandwell 028C 0.784 5856/32,844 2
Sandwell 031A 0.754 6195/32,844 2
Sandwell 031E 0.697 6813/32,844 3
Sandwell 024C 0.567 8350/32,844 3
Sandwell 028D 0.457 9772/32,844 3
Sandwell 031D 0.334 11424/32,844 4

Outside Environment Deprivation in Smethwick

9
Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Smethwick. 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
Sandwell 028A 1.332 2284/32,844 1
Sandwell 031D 1.127 3340/32,844 2
Sandwell 031E 1.008 4071/32,844 2
Sandwell 023D 0.996 4156/32,844 2
Sandwell 031B 0.966 4387/32,844 2
Sandwell 031C 0.89 4916/32,844 2
Sandwell 028D 0.882 4979/32,844 2
Sandwell 028B 0.852 5225/32,844 2
Sandwell 024C 0.846 5268/32,844 2
Sandwell 023E 0.833 5371/32,844 2
Sandwell 028C 0.811 5558/32,844 2
Sandwell 031A 0.772 5870/32,844 2

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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