Deprivation Statistics Comparison for South, Maidstone

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

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

Overall Deprivation in South

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for South. 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 009D 15.53 18415/32,844 6
Maidstone 012E 12.745 21336/32,844 7
Maidstone 009E 12.551 21551/32,844 7
Maidstone 016B 9.579 25027/32,844 8
Maidstone 012D 4.006 31499/32,844 10
Maidstone 012C 3.705 31743/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in South

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in South. 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 012E 0.112 14711/32,844 5
Maidstone 009D 0.099 16433/32,844 6
Maidstone 009E 0.09 17843/32,844 6
Maidstone 016B 0.055 24841/32,844 8
Maidstone 012C 0.032 30362/32,844 10
Maidstone 012D 0.032 30373/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in South

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in South 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 009D 0.066 19690/32,844 6
Maidstone 012E 0.059 21667/32,844 7
Maidstone 009E 0.054 23433/32,844 8
Maidstone 016B 0.043 27117/32,844 9
Maidstone 012D 0.035 29458/32,844 9
Maidstone 012C 0.029 30796/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in South

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the South population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (18890/32,844) in South is less than the adult average rank (19413/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Maidstone 009D 22.805 12027/32,844 4
Maidstone 016B 15.755 16783/32,844 6
Maidstone 009E 14.602 17677/32,844 6
Maidstone 012E 14.449 17794/32,844 6
Maidstone 012D 6.707 25361/32,844 8
Maidstone 012C 4.467 27956/32,844 9

Health Deprivation and Disability in South

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 South. 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 009D -0.252 19899/32,844 7
Maidstone 009E -0.393 22036/32,844 7
Maidstone 012C -0.731 26255/32,844 8
Maidstone 012E -0.738 26347/32,844 9
Maidstone 016B -0.882 27823/32,844 9
Maidstone 012D -1.077 29417/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in South

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 South. 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 009E 0.428 10058/32,844 4
Maidstone 009D 0.202 13457/32,844 5
Maidstone 012E 0.098 15158/32,844 5
Maidstone 016B -0.201 19627/32,844 6
Maidstone 012D -0.485 23568/32,844 8
Maidstone 012C -0.673 25910/32,844 8

There were 203 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers South in July 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in South

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in South. 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 012E 24.61 11518/32,844 4
Maidstone 016B 22.507 13736/32,844 5
Maidstone 009E 21.376 15047/32,844 5
Maidstone 009D 21.051 15440/32,844 5
Maidstone 012C 16.751 20751/32,844 7
Maidstone 012D 12.268 26258/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in South

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in South. 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 016B 0.329 11500/32,844 4
Maidstone 009D 0.186 13523/32,844 5
Maidstone 012D -0.136 18588/32,844 6
Maidstone 009E -0.391 22423/32,844 7
Maidstone 012C -0.589 25017/32,844 8
Maidstone 012E -0.897 28181/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in South

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in South. 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 016B -0.052 16144/32,844 5
Maidstone 009D -0.186 18415/32,844 6
Maidstone 009E -0.477 23166/32,844 8
Maidstone 012D -0.519 23754/32,844 8
Maidstone 012C -0.594 24825/32,844 8
Maidstone 012E -0.606 24996/32,844 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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