Deprivation Statistics for Watchet & Williton, Somerset West and Taunton

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Watchet & Williton, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset

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

Overall Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Watchet & Williton. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Somerset West and Taunton.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
West Somerset 003G 31.134 7482/32,844 3
West Somerset 003E 29.315 8349/32,844 3
West Somerset 003C 29.311 8352/32,844 3
West Somerset 004E 23.502 11690/32,844 4
West Somerset 004D 22.658 12279/32,844 4

Income Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 003C 0.198 6817/32,844 3
West Somerset 003G 0.191 7217/32,844 3
West Somerset 003E 0.179 8135/32,844 3
West Somerset 004E 0.148 10627/32,844 4
West Somerset 004D 0.058 24278/32,844 8

Employment Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Watchet & Williton 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
West Somerset 003C 0.175 4667/32,844 2
West Somerset 003G 0.174 4675/32,844 2
West Somerset 003E 0.166 5258/32,844 2
West Somerset 004E 0.135 7943/32,844 3
West Somerset 004D 0.062 20942/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Watchet & Williton population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (5576/32,844) in Watchet & Williton is less than the adult average rank (13249/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
West Somerset 003G 46.379 3879/32,844 2
West Somerset 003C 35.965 6449/32,844 2
West Somerset 004E 27.518 9597/32,844 3
West Somerset 004D 25.391 10620/32,844 4
West Somerset 003E 25.061 10796/32,844 4

Health Deprivation and Disability in Watchet & Williton

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 Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 003E 0.642 7470/32,844 3
West Somerset 003G 0.623 7683/32,844 3
West Somerset 003C 0.557 8428/32,844 3
West Somerset 004E 0.358 10879/32,844 4
West Somerset 004D -0.132 18094/32,844 6

Crime Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

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 Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 004E 0.026 16285/32,844 5
West Somerset 003E -0.023 17039/32,844 6
West Somerset 003C -0.079 17842/32,844 6
West Somerset 003G -0.184 19395/32,844 6
West Somerset 004D -1.294 30953/32,844 10

There were 14 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Watchet & Williton in August 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Watchet & Williton

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 004D 44.503 1147/32,844 1
West Somerset 003G 20.696 15839/32,844 5
West Somerset 004E 18.084 19019/32,844 6
West Somerset 003C 14.325 23852/32,844 8
West Somerset 003E 12.864 25561/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 004D 1.607 805/32,844 1
West Somerset 003E 1.013 3777/32,844 2
West Somerset 004E -0.092 17910/32,844 6
West Somerset 003C -0.127 18476/32,844 6
West Somerset 003G -0.577 24871/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in Watchet & Williton

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Watchet & Williton. 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
West Somerset 004D 0.186 12327/32,844 4
West Somerset 004E -0.215 18913/32,844 6
West Somerset 003G -0.315 20602/32,844 7
West Somerset 003E -0.392 21912/32,844 7
West Somerset 003C -0.539 24028/32,844 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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