Inequality and disadvantages
The gap between the wealthier and the more deprived districts has widened in the last decade. In the cities of Cambridge and Peterborough, there are significant inequalities relating to income, education, and health between the most and least deprived wards.
Learning and education
The county is below the national average in indicators of early years development and school engagement.
Poor outcomes for children eligible for free school meals reflect the impact of deprivation on education and later life prospects.