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Falmouth and Newquay still more deprived than UK average
3:10pm Monday 26th August 2013 in News
While awash with tourists and second home owners, Falmouth and Newquay are still among among the most deprived places in the country, according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.
For the first time ONS has analysed deprivation in the 57 largest seaside destinations, with a population of over 15,000, in England, with the three most deprived listed as Skegness, Blackpool and Clacton.
Newquay and Falmouth, alongside Torquay and Paignton in Devon, are shown to be more deprived than the UK average.
Falmouth is the eleventh most deprived medium sized seaside town, while Newquay is listed as the eighth most deprived.
The report follows a "perception that the economies of English towns and cities which once thrived on seaside resort tourism have declined and are enduring high levels of deprivation as a result of people going abroad for their holidays".
"Such is the perceived extent of this decline that during the 2010 election campaign all three major political parties discussed the problems facing British seaside and coastal settlements. These destinations were analysed, put into the context of the national picture, using the English Indices of Deprivation for 2007 and 2010 to ascertain whether this widely held belief holds true."
The report found:
• Larger seaside destinations generally had greater levels of deprivation than the rest of England in 2007 and 2010.
• Mid-sized seaside destinations tended to have lower levels of deprivation than larger seaside
destinations and a wider range of deprivation levels.
The statistics are based on
- Income deprivation
- Employment deprivation
- Health deprivation and disability
- Education, skills and training deprivation
- Barriers to housing and services
- Living environment deprivation
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