Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Thames, Reading

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Thames, Reading, Berkshire

We have used the 6 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Thames, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Reading. 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 6 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 Thames 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 Thames. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 1/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Thames. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Reading.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Reading 003D 6.647 28727/32,844 9
Reading 002C 4.135 31366/32,844 10
Reading 002D 3.562 31863/32,844 10
Reading 003E 3.34 32011/32,844 10
Reading 003C 3.199 32106/32,844 10
Reading 002E 2.757 32357/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Thames. 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
Reading 003D 0.065 22517/32,844 7
Reading 002C 0.035 29767/32,844 10
Reading 002D 0.026 31457/32,844 10
Reading 003C 0.026 31510/32,844 10
Reading 003E 0.02 32249/32,844 10
Reading 002E 0.013 32691/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Thames 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
Reading 003D 0.047 25746/32,844 8
Reading 002C 0.039 28027/32,844 9
Reading 002D 0.027 31231/32,844 10
Reading 003E 0.027 31291/32,844 10
Reading 002E 0.023 31925/32,844 10
Reading 003C 0.02 32198/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Thames population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (29334/32,844) in Thames is less than the adult average rank (31445/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Reading 003D 3.16 29552/32,844 9
Reading 003E 2.507 30305/32,844 10
Reading 003C 2.043 30839/32,844 10
Reading 002C 1.908 30998/32,844 10
Reading 002E 1.072 31938/32,844 10
Reading 002D 0.137 32802/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in Thames

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 Thames. 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
Reading 003D -0.511 23574/32,844 8
Reading 002C -0.718 26110/32,844 8
Reading 003E -0.917 28129/32,844 9
Reading 002D -0.95 28407/32,844 9
Reading 003C -1.285 30782/32,844 10
Reading 002E -1.535 31802/32,844 10

Crime Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 1/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Thames. 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
Reading 003C -0.607 25163/32,844 8
Reading 003E -0.859 27873/32,844 9
Reading 002E -0.914 28381/32,844 9
Reading 003D -0.986 28967/32,844 9
Reading 002C -1.291 30940/32,844 10
Reading 002D -1.311 31025/32,844 10

There were 148 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Thames in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Thames

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Thames. 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
Reading 002E 22.104 14205/32,844 5
Reading 002C 20.59 15948/32,844 5
Reading 002D 20.413 16164/32,844 5
Reading 003C 16.943 20512/32,844 7
Reading 003D 15.361 22533/32,844 7
Reading 003E 12.65 25828/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Thames. 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
Reading 003E 0.043 15763/32,844 5
Reading 002D -0.299 21133/32,844 7
Reading 003D -0.434 23022/32,844 8
Reading 003C -0.66 25884/32,844 8
Reading 002E -0.945 28599/32,844 9
Reading 002C -1.018 29181/32,844 9

Outside Environment Deprivation in Thames

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Thames. 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
Reading 003C 0.419 9265/32,844 3
Reading 003D 0.392 9613/32,844 3
Reading 002D 0.18 12416/32,844 4
Reading 003E 0.164 12660/32,844 4
Reading 002E -0.205 18728/32,844 6
Reading 002C -0.233 19214/32,844 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.

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