The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is a national statistical measure that is published once every four years. The latest data was released in September 2019.
Summary of findings
- Compared with 2015, 24% of Cornwall’s 326 neighbourhoods are relatively less deprived, 8% are relatively more deprived and 68% have not changed.
- Cornwall continues to have 17 neighbourhoods in the top 10% most deprived areas in England. These are the same neighbourhoods as in 2015, except for Camborne North Parade and Rosewarne Gardens whose rank has increased from 22 in 2015 to 14 in 2019.
- The number of neighbourhoods from Cornwall that are ranked within the top 30% least deprived areas in England was 21 in 2019, up from 16 in 2015.
- The primary types of deprivation in Cornwall’s worse affected neighbourhoods relates to income, employment, education, skills and training and health and disability.
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