Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Weald South, Ashford

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Weald South, Ashford, Kent

We have used the 3 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Weald South, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Ashford. 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 3 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 Weald South 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 Weald South. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Weald South

iLivehere Rating 5/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Weald South. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Ashford.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Ashford 012D 20.507 13926/32,844 5
Ashford 012C 19.707 14617/32,844 5
Ashford 014D 11.402 22855/32,844 7

Income Deprivation in Weald South

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 Weald South. 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
Ashford 012C 0.092 17599/32,844 6
Ashford 012D 0.088 18152/32,844 6
Ashford 014D 0.071 21292/32,844 7

Employment Deprivation in Weald South

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Weald South 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
Ashford 012C 0.106 11652/32,844 4
Ashford 012D 0.062 21068/32,844 7
Ashford 014D 0.06 21562/32,844 7

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Weald South

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Weald South population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (11868/32,844) in Weald South is less than the adult average rank (17992/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Ashford 012D 23.49 11618/32,844 4
Ashford 012C 19.971 13778/32,844 5
Ashford 014D 12.916 19111/32,844 6

Health Deprivation and Disability in Weald South

iLivehere Rating 3/10
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 Weald South. 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
Ashford 012C -0.352 21486/32,844 7
Ashford 014D -0.55 24059/32,844 8
Ashford 012D -0.726 26192/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in Weald South

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 Weald South. 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
Ashford 012D -0.185 19413/32,844 6
Ashford 012C -0.241 20212/32,844 7
Ashford 014D -0.564 24629/32,844 8

There were 45 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Weald South in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in Weald South

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Weald South. 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
Ashford 012D 47.942 573/32,844 1
Ashford 012C 34.388 4375/32,844 2
Ashford 014D 12.718 25731/32,844 8

Inside Environment Deprivation in Weald South

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Weald South. 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
Ashford 014D 0.979 4022/32,844 2
Ashford 012D 0.929 4426/32,844 2
Ashford 012C 0.718 6590/32,844 3

Outside Environment Deprivation in Weald South

Very Good
iLivehere Rating 2/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Weald South. 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
Ashford 014D -0.343 21068/32,844 7
Ashford 012C -0.74 26687/32,844 9
Ashford 012D -1.003 29468/32,844 9

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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