Deprivation Statistics Comparison for St Thomas’, Boston

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in St Thomas', Boston, Lincolnshire

We have used the 2 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in St Thomas', to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Boston. 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 2 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 Thomas' 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 Thomas'. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in St Thomas'

6
Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for St Thomas'. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Boston.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Boston 003A 31.273 7407/32,844 3
Boston 009A 13.131 20909/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in St Thomas'

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in St Thomas'. 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
Boston 003A 0.138 11722/32,844 4
Boston 009A 0.069 21776/32,844 7

Employment Deprivation in St Thomas'

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in St Thomas' 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
Boston 003A 0.094 13658/32,844 5
Boston 009A 0.057 22386/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in St Thomas'

8
Bad
iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the St Thomas' population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (7291/32,844) in St Thomas' is more than the adult average rank (4705/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Boston 003A 63.407 1350/32,844 1
Boston 009A 26.722 9961/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in St Thomas'

6
Average
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 St Thomas'. 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
Boston 003A 0.504 9042/32,844 3
Boston 009A -0.134 18122/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in St Thomas'

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in St Thomas'. 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
Boston 003A 0.641 7190/32,844 3
Boston 009A -1.238 30666/32,844 10

There were 469 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers St Thomas' in May 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in St Thomas'

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in St Thomas'. 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
Boston 009A 29.116 7565/32,844 3
Boston 003A 10.28 28341/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in St Thomas'

7
Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in St Thomas'. 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
Boston 003A 1.404 1447/32,844 1
Boston 009A -0.283 20875/32,844 7

Outside Environment Deprivation in St Thomas'

2
Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in St Thomas'. 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
Boston 003A -0.534 23954/32,844 8
Boston 009A -0.932 28829/32,844 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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