Carlyon Bay and Charlestown is the least deprived area in Cornwall, according to statistics.
The latest available statistics from the Office for National Statistics, released in September 2019, provided the picture on deprivation in neighbourhoods across England.
The Index of Multiple Deprivation is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas or neighbourhoods in England.
It is important to note that the index can’t be used to determine affluence.
Many non-deprived people live in deprived areas, and many deprived people live in non-deprived areas. The index is designed to identify and measure specific aspects of deprivation, rather than measures of affluence.
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%)
According to the index, Cornwall’s least deprived area is the Carlyon Bay and Charlestown area, east of St Austell.
The ten least deprived neighbourhoods in Cornwall
1 Carlyon Bay / Charlestown
2 Lower Burraton / Latchbrook (east of Saltash)
3 North east Helston
4 Threemilestone (west of Truro)
6 Trescobeas Road / Tregenver Road area of Falmouth
7 Carkeel/Trematon (east of Saltash)
8 North east Helston
9 Gyllyngvase/Melvill area of Falmouth
10 Gonvena/Bodieve (Wadebridge)
At the other end of the scale, the Pengegon area of Camborne (Pengegon Way/Meneth Road) has been identified as the most deprived neighbourhood in Cornwall, followed by a section of Treneere in Penzance.
Our postcode searchable interactive gadget lets you find out how deprived where you live is compared to the rest of England.
This report was originally published in September 2019.