Deprivation Statistics Comparison for Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet

English Indices of Deprivation statistical comparisons for Lower-Super Output Areas in Westgate-on-Sea, Thanet, Kent

We have used the 4 English index of deprivation statistics Lower-Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Westgate-on-Sea, to provide you with an at-a-glace overview of deprivation in this area of Thanet. 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 Westgate-on-Sea 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-on-Sea. However, the Living Environment Deprivation decile is used for the overall ward iLiveHere rating.

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Overall Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
Taking into consideration all the English Indices of Deprivation (2019) domains, this is our overall iLiveHere rating for Westgate-on-Sea. It is certainly something you should take into account if you are thinking of moving to this area of Thanet.
LSOA Name IMD Score IMD Rank (England) IMD Decile
Thanet 007B 29.57 8219/32,844 3
Thanet 007D 29.344 8332/32,844 3
Thanet 007C 24.754 10914/32,844 4
Thanet 007E 15.636 18311/32,844 6

Income Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what proportion of the population are experiencing deprivation relating to low income in Westgate-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007B 0.191 7237/32,844 3
Thanet 007D 0.178 8184/32,844 3
Thanet 007C 0.15 10494/32,844 4
Thanet 007E 0.106 15413/32,844 5

Employment Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

iLivehere Rating 8/10
This iLiveHere rating is an iundicator of the proportion of working-age residents in Westgate-on-Sea 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
Thanet 007D 0.167 5188/32,844 2
Thanet 007B 0.159 5805/32,844 2
Thanet 007C 0.144 7133/32,844 3
Thanet 007E 0.088 14675/32,844 5

Education, Skills and Training Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLiveHere rating ia an indicator of the lack of formal qualification and job-based skills in the Westgate-on-Sea population. The average Education, Skill and Training rank for children (10624/32,844) in Westgate-on-Sea is less than the adult average rank (11216/32,844). It could be argued that the more educated adults move into the area.
LSOA Name Education Score Education Rank (England) Education Decile
Thanet 007B 43.336 4557/32,844 2
Thanet 007D 23.703 11494/32,844 4
Thanet 007C 22.333 12329/32,844 4
Thanet 007E 18.723 14615/32,844 5

Health Deprivation and Disability in Westgate-on-Sea

iLivehere Rating 6/10
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-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007D 0.607 7855/32,844 3
Thanet 007C 0.514 8940/32,844 3
Thanet 007B -0.115 17809/32,844 6
Thanet 007E -0.381 21871/32,844 7

Crime Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indictor of how likely you are to be a victim of personal and material crime in Westgate-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007C 0.312 11761/32,844 4
Thanet 007D 0.263 12504/32,844 4
Thanet 007B -0.198 19589/32,844 6
Thanet 007E -0.497 23747/32,844 8

There were 44 street level crime incidents in the Policing neighbourhood that covers Westgate-on-Sea in December 2023

Barriers to Housing and Services in Westgate-on-Sea

iLivehere Rating 5/10
This iLiveHere rating measures the financial accessibility and physical accessibility to housing and local services in Westgate-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007B 31.69 5847/32,844 2
Thanet 007E 19.98 16679/32,844 6
Thanet 007D 19.309 17509/32,844 6
Thanet 007C 16.954 20496/32,844 7

Inside Environment Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

Below Average
iLivehere Rating 7/10
This iLivehHere rating is an indicator of the quality of housing in Westgate-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007D 0.756 6178/32,844 2
Thanet 007E 0.495 9256/32,844 3
Thanet 007C 0.237 12767/32,844 4
Thanet 007B -0.042 17116/32,844 6

Outside Environment Deprivation in Westgate-on-Sea

iLivehere Rating 3/10
This iLiveHere rating is an indicator of what the outdoors environment is like in Westgate-on-Sea. 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
Thanet 007E -0.265 19722/32,844 7
Thanet 007B -0.464 22995/32,844 8
Thanet 007C -0.535 23976/32,844 8
Thanet 007D -0.734 26617/32,844 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.