Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Watling, Medway

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Watling, Medway, Kent

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

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Overall Deprivation in Watling

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Watling. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Medway.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Medway 013D 23.385 11766/32,844 4
Medway 019B 22.071 12726/32,844 4
Medway 013E 18.758 15445/32,844 5
Medway 019D 14.066 19890/32,844 7
Medway 019C 10.135 24334/32,844 8
Medway 030D 7.137 28149/32,844 9

Income Deprivation in Watling

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Watling. 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
Medway 013D 0.117 14113/32,844 5
Medway 019B 0.1 16334/32,844 5
Medway 013E 0.091 17720/32,844 6
Medway 019D 0.059 23926/32,844 8
Medway 019C 0.056 24791/32,844 8
Medway 030D 0.034 29995/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Watling

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Watling 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
Medway 013D 0.098 12939/32,844 4
Medway 013E 0.095 13421/32,844 5
Medway 019B 0.095 13471/32,844 5
Medway 019D 0.066 19776/32,844 7
Medway 019C 0.052 24206/32,844 8
Medway 030D 0.043 27002/32,844 9

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Watling

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Watling population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (21853/32,844) in Watling is more than the adult average rank (14661/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Medway 013D 25.016 10818/32,844 4
Medway 019B 17.411 15525/32,844 5
Medway 013E 15.27 17150/32,844 6
Medway 019C 10.732 21145/32,844 7
Medway 030D 9.706 22150/32,844 7
Medway 019D 8.778 23103/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Watling

iLivehere Rating 5/10
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 Watling. 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
Medway 019B 0.227 12685/32,844 4
Medway 013E 0.133 13991/32,844 5
Medway 013D -0.006 16110/32,844 5
Medway 019D -0.079 17249/32,844 6
Medway 019C -0.172 18694/32,844 6
Medway 030D -0.928 28215/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Watling

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Watling. 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
Medway 019B 1.057 3100/32,844 1
Medway 013D 0.97 3763/32,844 2
Medway 019D 0.966 3802/32,844 2
Medway 013E 0.418 10200/32,844 4
Medway 019C 0.183 13799/32,844 5
Medway 030D -0.922 28448/32,844 9

There were 738 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Watling in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in Watling

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Watling. 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
Medway 030D 28.813 7798/32,844 3
Medway 019D 12.093 26465/32,844 9
Medway 013D 11.483 27138/32,844 9
Medway 019B 10.773 27872/32,844 9
Medway 019C 9.917 28670/32,844 9
Medway 013E 9.907 28679/32,844 9

Inside Environment Deprivation in Watling

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Watling. 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
Medway 013D 0.921 4495/32,844 2
Medway 013E 0.771 5993/32,844 2
Medway 019B 0.653 7284/32,844 3
Medway 019C -0.009 16602/32,844 6
Medway 019D -0.023 16817/32,844 6
Medway 030D -1.146 29986/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Watling

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Watling. 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
Medway 019B 0.913 4738/32,844 2
Medway 019D 0.825 5436/32,844 2
Medway 019C 0.82 5492/32,844 2
Medway 013E 0.706 6441/32,844 2
Medway 013D 0.428 9159/32,844 3
Medway 030D 0.397 9543/32,844 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.