Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Westgate, West Suffolk

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Westgate, West Suffolk, Suffolk

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

Overall Deprivation in Westgate

iLivehere Rating 3/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Westgate. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of West Suffolk.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
St Edmundsbury 007A 20.895 13637/32,844 5
St Edmundsbury 006A 15.845 18085/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 007F 8.287 26711/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007E 7.41 27796/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009E 7.408 27798/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009B 6.508 28868/32,844 9

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Income Deprivation in Westgate

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 007A 0.11 14949/32,844 5
St Edmundsbury 006A 0.084 18944/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 007E 0.042 28202/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009B 0.039 28775/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009E 0.037 29317/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007F 0.033 30130/32,844 10

Employment Deprivation in Westgate

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Westgate 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
St Edmundsbury 007A 0.127 8851/32,844 3
St Edmundsbury 006A 0.073 17897/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 009B 0.048 25358/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 007F 0.041 27513/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009E 0.039 28200/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007E 0.034 29620/32,844 10

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Westgate

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Westgate population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (17123/32,844) in Westgate is less than the adult average rank (20635/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
St Edmundsbury 007E 18.989 14412/32,844 5
St Edmundsbury 007A 14.624 17663/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 006A 13.953 18201/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 007F 13.431 18652/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 009E 11.904 20028/32,844 7
St Edmundsbury 009B 6.478 25629/32,844 8

Health Deprivation and Disability in Westgate

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 Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 007A 0.321 11333/32,844 4
St Edmundsbury 006A -0.304 20716/32,844 7
St Edmundsbury 007F -0.637 25174/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 009E -0.681 25730/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 007E -0.7 25927/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 009B -0.751 26476/32,844 9

Crime Deprivation in Westgate

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 006A 0.344 11256/32,844 4
St Edmundsbury 007A 0.3 11925/32,844 4
St Edmundsbury 009E -0.208 19742/32,844 7
St Edmundsbury 009B -0.729 26561/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007F -1.316 31052/32,844 10
St Edmundsbury 007E -1.338 31168/32,844 10

There were 260 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Westgate in December 2020

Barriers to Housing and Services in Westgate

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 007F 34.16 4494/32,844 2
St Edmundsbury 007E 27.002 9274/32,844 3
St Edmundsbury 009B 26.214 9972/32,844 4
St Edmundsbury 009E 26.074 10114/32,844 4
St Edmundsbury 007A 22.698 13533/32,844 5
St Edmundsbury 006A 20.254 16356/32,844 5

Inside Environment Deprivation in Westgate

Above Average
iLivehere Rating 4/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 006A 0.849 5170/32,844 2
St Edmundsbury 007A 0.166 13884/32,844 5
St Edmundsbury 009E -0.647 25738/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 007F -0.668 25962/32,844 8
St Edmundsbury 007E -0.769 27040/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 009B -1.536 31653/32,844 10

Outside Environment Deprivation in Westgate

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Westgate. 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
St Edmundsbury 006A -0.102 17010/32,844 6
St Edmundsbury 009B -0.356 21286/32,844 7
St Edmundsbury 007A -0.433 22532/32,844 7
St Edmundsbury 009E -0.718 26417/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007F -0.982 29293/32,844 9
St Edmundsbury 007E -1.261 31237/32,844 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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