Devon has become marginally less deprived since 2010 when compared to the rest of the UK.
There is a noticeable north-south division with much of East Devon, Teignbridge and the South Hams being less deprived than North Devon, Torridge and West Devon.
The most deprived areas in Devon are in the wards of Ilfracombe Central and Barnstaple Central Town in North Devon and Newtown and Priory in Exeter. These four areas are in the most deprived 10% of all areas in England.
There are 39 areas that are in the 25% most deprived areas in England. Around 65,300 people live in these areas, or 8.7% of Devon’s population, up from 7.3% in 2010.
There are 24 areas in Devon in the least deprived 10% of areas nationally. The least deprived area is in Exminster in Teignbridge, which is in the least deprived 1% of areas nationally.
Last Updated: August 2018