Data Shows Scilly One Of Least Deprived Areas
Data just released by the Department for Communities and Local Government show the islands ranked 242nd out of all 326 Local Authorities in the country.
The rank is based on a number of factors including income, employment, education, health, crime, housing and the environment.
Torbay was the most deprived area in the South West, coming in at 46, while only East Devon had a lower score than Scilly, ranking 246th in the table.
Nationally Manchester was the most deprived area.
Scilly has improved significantly from 2010, the last time the data was published, when we were 134th in the index.