Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Staplehurst, Maidstone

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

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Staplehurst, 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 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 Staplehurst 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 Staplehurst. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Staplehurst

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Staplehurst. 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 019A 15.13 18792/32,844 6
Maidstone 019B 12.887 21170/32,844 7
Maidstone 019D 9.575 25035/32,844 8
Maidstone 019C 6.499 28878/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Staplehurst

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Staplehurst. 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 019A 0.096 16909/32,844 6
Maidstone 019D 0.069 21633/32,844 7
Maidstone 019B 0.069 21784/32,844 7
Maidstone 019C 0.061 23474/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Staplehurst

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Staplehurst 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 019D 0.061 21096/32,844 7
Maidstone 019A 0.06 21587/32,844 7
Maidstone 019B 0.053 23635/32,844 8
Maidstone 019C 0.046 25957/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Staplehurst

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Staplehurst population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (15763/32,844) in Staplehurst is less than the adult average rank (21101/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Maidstone 019D 18.042 15107/32,844 5
Maidstone 019B 12.711 19302/32,844 6
Maidstone 019A 11.978 19957/32,844 7
Maidstone 019C 11.303 20614/32,844 7

Health Deprivation and Disability in Staplehurst

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 Staplehurst. 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 019A -0.478 23113/32,844 8
Maidstone 019B -0.75 26461/32,844 9
Maidstone 019D -0.951 28417/32,844 9
Maidstone 019C -1.001 28823/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Staplehurst

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 Staplehurst. 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 019B 0.016 16434/32,844 6
Maidstone 019A -0.417 22665/32,844 7
Maidstone 019D -0.584 24898/32,844 8
Maidstone 019C -0.637 25500/32,844 8

There were 3 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Staplehurst in August 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Staplehurst

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Staplehurst. 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 019A 30.111 6889/32,844 3
Maidstone 019B 26.544 9676/32,844 3
Maidstone 019D 14.278 23906/32,844 8
Maidstone 019C 13.94 24308/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Staplehurst

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Staplehurst. 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 019A 0.98 4016/32,844 2
Maidstone 019B 0.943 4315/32,844 2
Maidstone 019D 0.238 12754/32,844 4
Maidstone 019C -0.158 18966/32,844 6

Outside Environment Deprivation in Staplehurst

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Staplehurst. 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 019A -0.892 28422/32,844 9
Maidstone 019C -0.907 28580/32,844 9
Maidstone 019D -0.992 29363/32,844 9
Maidstone 019B -1.007 29514/32,844 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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