Poorest areas of England have less than third of garden space enjoyed by richest
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Poorest areas of England have less than third of garden space enjoyed by richest

Poorer residents have a mental and physical health disadvantage that leads to worse outcomes throughout their lives

Homes in the poorest areas of England have less than a third of the private garden space enjoyed by those in the richest, giving those residents a mental and physical health disadvantage that leads to worse outcomes from the cradle to the grave.

According to a Guardian analysis, in the richest 10% of areas in England, properties had 379m sq on average, compared with 114m sq in the poorest 10%. The analysis, based on data from the Office for National Statistics, also found that areas with the highest proportion of addresses without any garden space at all were often in more deprived areas.

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