Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Swanscombe, Dartford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Swanscombe, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Dartford. 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 Swanscombe 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 Swanscombe. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in Swanscombe

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Swanscombe. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Dartford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Dartford 004C 40.928 3996/32,844 2
Dartford 004B 27.283 9421/32,844 3
Dartford 004D 25.37 10532/32,844 4
Dartford 002D 20.271 14105/32,844 5

Income Deprivation in Swanscombe

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 Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004C 0.261 3555/32,844 2
Dartford 004D 0.155 10081/32,844 4
Dartford 004B 0.147 10775/32,844 4
Dartford 002D 0.115 14257/32,844 5

Employment Deprivation in Swanscombe

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Swanscombe 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
Dartford 004C 0.186 3939/32,844 2
Dartford 004D 0.114 10454/32,844 4
Dartford 004B 0.099 12767/32,844 4
Dartford 002D 0.069 19042/32,844 6

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Swanscombe

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Swanscombe population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (9223/32,844) in Swanscombe is more than the adult average rank (6429/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Dartford 004C 42.51 4753/32,844 2
Dartford 004D 34.659 6880/32,844 3
Dartford 004B 30.496 8369/32,844 3
Dartford 002D 25.974 10330/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Swanscombe

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 Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004C 0.413 10155/32,844 4
Dartford 004B 0.373 10685/32,844 4
Dartford 002D -0.063 16978/32,844 6
Dartford 004D -0.144 18299/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Swanscombe

Very Bad
iLivehere Rating 9/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004C 1.32 1665/32,844 1
Dartford 004B 0.917 4243/32,844 2
Dartford 002D 0.809 5306/32,844 2
Dartford 004D 0.755 5890/32,844 2

There were 221 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Swanscombe in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Swanscombe

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004C 27.67 8702/32,844 3
Dartford 002D 25.318 10819/32,844 4
Dartford 004D 17.094 20323/32,844 7
Dartford 004B 16.757 20736/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Swanscombe

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004B 0.904 4669/32,844 2
Dartford 004D 0.312 11719/32,844 4
Dartford 002D -0.063 17454/32,844 6
Dartford 004C -0.447 23193/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Swanscombe

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Swanscombe. 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
Dartford 004D 0.817 5511/32,844 2
Dartford 004C 0.791 5714/32,844 2
Dartford 002D 0.601 7420/32,844 3
Dartford 004B 0.599 7441/32,844 3

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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