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The state of the Countryside
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Official research paints a bleak picture of the state of the rural economy in England and Wales.

Two reports, published separately, reveal that deprivation exists in remote areas of the UK.

Click through this guide to learn more. Choose England or Wales from the map or the menu. View the five maps of each country to see the extent of rural deprivation.

Up-to-date figures are currently unavailable for rural deprivation in Scotland and Northern Ireland.