Deprivation Statistics Comparison for West Downs, Swale

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

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in West Downs, 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 4 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 West Downs 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 West Downs. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for West Downs. 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 013C 17.873 16250/32,844 5
Swale 012D 15.043 18881/32,844 6
Swale 013D 8.768 26093/32,844 8
Swale 013E 4.489 31022/32,844 10

Income Deprivation in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in West Downs. 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 012D 0.088 18227/32,844 6
Swale 013C 0.062 23189/32,844 8
Swale 013D 0.059 23861/32,844 8
Swale 013E 0.041 28320/32,844 9

Employment Deprivation in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in West Downs 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 012D 0.105 11724/32,844 4
Swale 013C 0.052 24083/32,844 8
Swale 013D 0.051 24406/32,844 8
Swale 013E 0.029 30855/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in West Downs

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the West Downs population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (24503/32,844) in West Downs is more than the adult average rank (18615/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated children leave the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Swale 012D 16.629 16094/32,844 5
Swale 013C 12.737 19280/32,844 6
Swale 013D 9.392 22480/32,844 7
Swale 013E 2.907 29847/32,844 10

Health Deprivation and Disability in West Downs

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 West Downs. 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 012D -0.118 17863/32,844 6
Swale 013D -0.277 20315/32,844 7
Swale 013C -0.295 20569/32,844 7
Swale 013E -0.581 24468/32,844 8

Crime Deprivation in West Downs

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 West Downs. 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 013C 0.226 13101/32,844 4
Swale 012D -0.008 16804/32,844 6
Swale 013D -0.056 17508/32,844 6
Swale 013E -1.498 31774/32,844 10

There were 6 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers West Downs in July 2021

Barriers to Housing and Services in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 6/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in West Downs. 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 013C 36.174 3549/32,844 2
Swale 013E 23.237 12945/32,844 4
Swale 013D 18.697 18238/32,844 6
Swale 012D 15.801 21935/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in West Downs. 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 013C 1.089 3185/32,844 1
Swale 012D -0.245 20315/32,844 7
Swale 013D -0.587 25005/32,844 8
Swale 013E -0.651 25773/32,844 8

Outside Environment Deprivation in West Downs

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in West Downs. 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 013C 0.637 7073/32,844 3
Swale 013D -0.324 20756/32,844 7
Swale 012D -0.746 26772/32,844 9
Swale 013E -1.022 29627/32,844 10

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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