Deprivation Statistics Comparison for The Meads, Swale

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English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in The Meads, Swale, Kent

We have used the 2 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in The Meads, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Swale. 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 2 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 The Meads 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 The Meads. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

Overall Deprivation in The Meads

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for The Meads. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Swale.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Swale 009C 24.547 11041/32,844 4
Swale 009D 12.958 21092/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in The Meads

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Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in The Meads. 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
Swale 009C 0.169 8842/32,844 3
Swale 009D 0.057 24472/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in The Meads

5
Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in The Meads 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
Swale 009C 0.107 11415/32,844 4
Swale 009D 0.046 25930/32,844 8

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in The Meads

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Average
iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the The Meads population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (15535/32,844) in The Meads is more than the adult average rank (11700/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 009C 31.123 8132/32,844 3
Swale 009D 13.098 18950/32,844 6

Health Deprivation and Disability in The Meads

4
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 The Meads. 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
Swale 009C -0.071 17109/32,844 6
Swale 009D -0.597 24677/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in The Meads

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Bad
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 The Meads. 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
Swale 009D 0.996 3545/32,844 2
Swale 009C 0.616 7504/32,844 3

There were 199 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers The Meads in September 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in The Meads

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Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in The Meads. 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
Swale 009C 28.733 7871/32,844 3
Swale 009D 22.694 13539/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in The Meads

4
Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in The Meads. 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
Swale 009D -0.104 18107/32,844 6
Swale 009C -0.567 24752/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in The Meads

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Average
iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in The Meads. 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
Swale 009D 0.247 11471/32,844 4
Swale 009C -0.579 24601/32,844 8

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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