The most recent Indices of Multiple Deprivation list has been published by the Office of National Statistics, and once again, Cornwall has some of the most deprived areas in the country. 17 wards in Cornwall are in the bottom 10%, nationally, which is the same number as in 2015.
The index is based on seven different domains of deprivation, using the following weights:
- 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%)
The lowest scoring ward is Pengegon in Camborne (covering Pengegon Way and Meneth Road), followed by a section of Treneere in Penzance.
Areas in Redruth, Camborne, St Austell, Bodmin, Pool, Penzance, Newquay, St Blazey, Newlyn and Liskeard also feature.