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| The 20% of the rural population on this map are considered the most disadvantaged in England.
While poverty is well documented and reported in inner cities, this map shows that it it just as bad, if not worse, in some of the most rural areas of England.
According to the Countryside Agency, a greater proportion of people on low incomes in remote rural England suffer from poorer health than other rural and urban areas.
This first map shows the areas with the greatest number of people drawing state benefits in rural areas. Household incomes in these areas will generally be below £18,000.