Deprivation Statistics Comparison for St John’s, Tunbridge Wells

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in St John's, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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

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Overall Deprivation in St John's

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for St John's. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Tunbridge Wells.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Tunbridge Wells 003A 16.53 17438/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 007C 5.172 30348/32,844 10
Tunbridge Wells 002A 4.543 30974/32,844 10
Tunbridge Wells 007D 2.163 32613/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in St John's

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 003A 0.115 14311/32,844 5
Tunbridge Wells 002A 0.042 28138/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 007C 0.041 28275/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 007D 0.024 31824/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in St John's

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in St John's 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
Tunbridge Wells 003A 0.078 16747/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 002A 0.04 27995/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 007C 0.034 29617/32,844 10
Tunbridge Wells 007D 0.02 32243/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in St John's

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the St John's population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (25540/32,844) in St John's is less than the adult average rank (25704/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Tunbridge Wells 003A 21.009 13134/32,844 4
Tunbridge Wells 002A 4.161 28333/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 007D 1.432 31543/32,844 10
Tunbridge Wells 007C 1.413 31562/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in St John's

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 St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 003A -0.308 20765/32,844 7
Tunbridge Wells 007C -0.845 27451/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 002A -1.204 30308/32,844 10
Tunbridge Wells 007D -1.583 31936/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in St John's

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 002A -0.041 17304/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 003A -0.16 19044/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 007C -0.635 25473/32,844 8
Tunbridge Wells 007D -0.799 27291/32,844 9

There were 212 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers St John's in September 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in St John's

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 003A 18.094 19001/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 007C 16.161 21464/32,844 7
Tunbridge Wells 002A 13.854 24407/32,844 8
Tunbridge Wells 007D 12.295 26227/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in St John's

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 003A 0.78 5886/32,844 2
Tunbridge Wells 007C 0.547 8573/32,844 3
Tunbridge Wells 007D -0.004 16527/32,844 6
Tunbridge Wells 002A -0.901 28219/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in St John's

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in St John's. 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
Tunbridge Wells 002A -0.386 21816/32,844 7
Tunbridge Wells 003A -0.662 25710/32,844 8
Tunbridge Wells 007C -0.723 26494/32,844 9
Tunbridge Wells 007D -0.754 26855/32,844 9

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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