Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Strood Rural, Medway

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Strood Rural, Medway, Kent

We have used the 8 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Strood Rural, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Medway. 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 8 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 Strood Rural 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 Strood Rural. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Strood Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Strood Rural. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Medway.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Medway 004A 28.644 8683/32,844 3
Medway 003E 23.378 11773/32,844 4
Medway 002D 19.605 14710/32,844 5
Medway 002A 15.296 18645/32,844 6
Medway 004C 10.444 23950/32,844 8
Medway 002B 10.344 24088/32,844 8
Medway 004B 8.223 26796/32,844 9
Medway 002C 7.112 28181/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Strood Rural

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 Strood Rural. 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
Medway 004A 0.159 9673/32,844 3
Medway 003E 0.143 11173/32,844 4
Medway 002D 0.108 15208/32,844 5
Medway 002A 0.071 21321/32,844 7
Medway 004C 0.063 23071/32,844 8
Medway 004B 0.047 26799/32,844 9
Medway 002B 0.045 27498/32,844 9
Medway 002C 0.041 28427/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in Strood Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Strood Rural 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
Medway 004A 0.117 10039/32,844 4
Medway 002D 0.099 12757/32,844 4
Medway 003E 0.084 15381/32,844 5
Medway 004C 0.058 22101/32,844 7
Medway 002A 0.056 22764/32,844 7
Medway 004B 0.048 25258/32,844 8
Medway 002C 0.045 26260/32,844 8
Medway 002B 0.045 26278/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Strood Rural

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Strood Rural population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (13582/32,844) in Strood Rural is more than the adult average rank (13101/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Medway 002D 34.731 6852/32,844 3
Medway 002A 30.148 8500/32,844 3
Medway 004A 28.847 9046/32,844 3
Medway 003E 22.349 12320/32,844 4
Medway 002C 15.2 17206/32,844 6
Medway 002B 14.806 17503/32,844 6
Medway 004C 14.303 17898/32,844 6
Medway 004B 14.272 17923/32,844 6

Health Deprivation and Disability in Strood Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
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 Strood Rural. 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
Medway 004A 0.396 10381/32,844 4
Medway 002D 0.001 15997/32,844 5
Medway 004B -0.221 19449/32,844 6
Medway 004C -0.229 19560/32,844 6
Medway 002C -0.318 20948/32,844 7
Medway 002A -0.339 21276/32,844 7
Medway 003E -0.404 22167/32,844 7
Medway 002B -0.435 22570/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Strood Rural

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Strood Rural. 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
Medway 003E 0.937 4057/32,844 2
Medway 004A 0.815 5261/32,844 2
Medway 002A 0.756 5873/32,844 2
Medway 002B 0.123 14755/32,844 5
Medway 004C 0.088 15303/32,844 5
Medway 002D -0.298 21017/32,844 7
Medway 002C -0.429 22823/32,844 7
Medway 004B -0.664 25799/32,844 8

There were 63 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Strood Rural in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in Strood Rural

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Strood Rural. 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
Medway 003E 38.45 2676/32,844 1
Medway 002D 23.607 12541/32,844 4
Medway 002B 16.03 21632/32,844 7
Medway 004A 15.024 22982/32,844 7
Medway 002A 14.515 23645/32,844 8
Medway 004C 13.686 24602/32,844 8
Medway 004B 12.415 26108/32,844 8
Medway 002C 9.587 28994/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Strood Rural

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Strood Rural. 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
Medway 004A 0.893 4775/32,844 2
Medway 002B 0.414 10333/32,844 4
Medway 002A 0.255 12514/32,844 4
Medway 004B 0.013 16244/32,844 5
Medway 002D -0.159 18995/32,844 6
Medway 002C -0.253 20445/32,844 7
Medway 003E -0.776 27103/32,844 9
Medway 004C -0.796 27314/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Strood Rural

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Strood Rural. 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
Medway 004A 0.907 4801/32,844 2
Medway 002B 0.716 6349/32,844 2
Medway 004C 0.557 7821/32,844 3
Medway 004B 0.193 12242/32,844 4
Medway 002D 0.015 15049/32,844 5
Medway 003E 0 15301/32,844 5
Medway 002A -0.075 16541/32,844 6
Medway 002C -0.096 16911/32,844 6

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.