Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Swaffham, Breckland

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Swaffham, Breckland, Norfolk

We have used the 5 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Swaffham, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Breckland. 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 5 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 Swaffham 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 Swaffham. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Swaffham

iLivehere Rating 6/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Swaffham. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Breckland.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Breckland 007A 37.256 5127/32,844 2
Breckland 007E 32.785 6766/32,844 3
Breckland 007D 26.903 9647/32,844 3
Breckland 007C 14.579 19365/32,844 6
Breckland 007B 14.051 19903/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Swaffham

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007A 0.214 5859/32,844 2
Breckland 007E 0.193 7084/32,844 3
Breckland 007D 0.175 8374/32,844 3
Breckland 007C 0.066 22338/32,844 7
Breckland 007B 0.055 24882/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Swaffham

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Swaffham 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
Breckland 007E 0.173 4739/32,844 2
Breckland 007A 0.154 6214/32,844 2
Breckland 007D 0.149 6689/32,844 3
Breckland 007C 0.083 15743/32,844 5
Breckland 007B 0.057 22299/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Swaffham

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Swaffham population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (5105/32,844) in Swaffham is less than the adult average rank (6891/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Breckland 007E 57.642 2022/32,844 1
Breckland 007A 53.967 2569/32,844 1
Breckland 007D 50.611 3144/32,844 1
Breckland 007C 28.261 9287/32,844 3
Breckland 007B 26.901 9873/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Swaffham

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
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 Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007E 0.777 6121/32,844 2
Breckland 007B 0.651 7382/32,844 3
Breckland 007A 0.411 10174/32,844 4
Breckland 007D 0.216 12846/32,844 4
Breckland 007C 0.157 13650/32,844 5

Crime Deprivation in Swaffham

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 Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007A 0.092 15249/32,844 5
Breckland 007E -0.167 19158/32,844 6
Breckland 007B -0.191 19501/32,844 6
Breckland 007C -0.307 21152/32,844 7
Breckland 007D -0.384 22219/32,844 7

There were 3 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Swaffham in June 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Swaffham

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007A 42.255 1599/32,844 1
Breckland 007C 19.546 17207/32,844 6
Breckland 007D 19.459 17313/32,844 6
Breckland 007B 18.059 19049/32,844 6
Breckland 007E 14.645 23477/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Swaffham

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007A 0.501 9175/32,844 3
Breckland 007E -0.315 21377/32,844 7
Breckland 007B -0.691 26237/32,844 8
Breckland 007C -0.839 27675/32,844 9
Breckland 007D -0.901 28213/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Swaffham

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Swaffham. 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
Breckland 007B -0.584 24670/32,844 8
Breckland 007A -0.713 26365/32,844 9
Breckland 007E -0.809 27504/32,844 9
Breckland 007D -1.209 30950/32,844 10
Breckland 007C -1.283 31341/32,844 10

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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