Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Strood South, Medway

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

We have used the 9 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Strood South, 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 9 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 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 Strood South. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Strood South

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Strood South. 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 008C 45.082 3041/32,844 1
Medway 008B 35.572 5685/32,844 2
Medway 011A 35.104 5850/32,844 2
Medway 011B 31.451 7322/32,844 3
Medway 008D 29.734 8148/32,844 3
Medway 011D 23.269 11873/32,844 4
Medway 008A 22.267 12554/32,844 4
Medway 011C 18.556 15628/32,844 5
Medway 011E 17.971 16146/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Strood South

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Strood 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
Medway 008C 0.286 2680/32,844 1
Medway 008B 0.215 5818/32,844 2
Medway 011A 0.202 6513/32,844 2
Medway 008D 0.176 8300/32,844 3
Medway 011D 0.147 10747/32,844 4
Medway 011B 0.14 11488/32,844 4
Medway 008A 0.109 15015/32,844 5
Medway 011C 0.105 15625/32,844 5
Medway 011E 0.095 17074/32,844 6

Employment Deprivation in Strood South

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Strood 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
Medway 008C 0.2 3127/32,844 1
Medway 008B 0.182 4176/32,844 2
Medway 011A 0.165 5329/32,844 2
Medway 008D 0.153 6315/32,844 2
Medway 011B 0.122 9387/32,844 3
Medway 011D 0.099 12726/32,844 4
Medway 011C 0.084 15372/32,844 5
Medway 011E 0.082 15833/32,844 5
Medway 008A 0.082 15967/32,844 5

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Strood South

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Strood South population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (5550/32,844) in Strood South is less than the adult average rank (6605/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Medway 008C 66.324 1058/32,844 1
Medway 011A 51.592 2949/32,844 1
Medway 008D 50.255 3197/32,844 1
Medway 008B 48.365 3536/32,844 2
Medway 011D 37.307 6106/32,844 2
Medway 011B 33.502 7273/32,844 3
Medway 011C 32.196 7742/32,844 3
Medway 011E 29.491 8788/32,844 3
Medway 008A 23.259 11749/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Strood South

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 Strood 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
Medway 011A 0.573 8261/32,844 3
Medway 008B 0.541 8611/32,844 3
Medway 008C 0.479 9330/32,844 3
Medway 011C 0.431 9937/32,844 4
Medway 011B 0.305 11564/32,844 4
Medway 011D -0.076 17192/32,844 6
Medway 008A -0.078 17216/32,844 6
Medway 008D -0.257 19977/32,844 7
Medway 011E -0.261 20053/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Strood South

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Strood 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
Medway 011B 1.36 1507/32,844 1
Medway 008A 0.941 4020/32,844 2
Medway 008C 0.918 4234/32,844 2
Medway 008D 0.784 5589/32,844 2
Medway 011A 0.734 6129/32,844 2
Medway 008B 0.545 8470/32,844 3
Medway 011E 0.471 9452/32,844 3
Medway 011C -0.061 17557/32,844 6
Medway 011D -0.195 19544/32,844 6

There were 301 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Strood South in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in Strood South

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Strood 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
Medway 011D 25.713 10446/32,844 4
Medway 008A 25.497 10661/32,844 4
Medway 008C 22.534 13715/32,844 5
Medway 008B 22.104 14203/32,844 5
Medway 011E 19.649 17063/32,844 6
Medway 008D 19.49 17285/32,844 6
Medway 011A 16.026 21637/32,844 7
Medway 011B 12.525 25976/32,844 8
Medway 011C 10.868 27772/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Strood South

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Strood 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
Medway 011B 1.199 2461/32,844 1
Medway 008A 0.636 7505/32,844 3
Medway 011D 0.358 11090/32,844 4
Medway 011A 0.346 11256/32,844 4
Medway 011E 0.133 14385/32,844 5
Medway 008B 0.001 16447/32,844 6
Medway 008C -0.048 17229/32,844 6
Medway 011C -0.338 21693/32,844 7
Medway 008D -0.464 23430/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Strood South

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Strood 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
Medway 008C 0.667 6785/32,844 3
Medway 011B 0.648 6969/32,844 3
Medway 011C 0.524 8147/32,844 3
Medway 011A 0.515 8252/32,844 3
Medway 011D 0.508 8323/32,844 3
Medway 008D 0.487 8541/32,844 3
Medway 008A 0.386 9688/32,844 3
Medway 008B 0.267 11177/32,844 4
Medway 011E 0.069 14184/32,844 5

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.