Official Statistics

Child obesity and excess weight: small area level data, March 2020 update

Trend data from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) showing the prevalence of excess weight and obesity in children at small area level.


NCMP and Child Obesity Profile


The NCMP and Child Obesity Profile displays prevalence of obesity, severe obesity, overweight, healthy weight and underweight at local authority (LA), regional and national level over time; for children in Reception (aged 4 to 5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10 to 11 years). The tool also presents inequalities in obesity prevalence by sex, deprivation quintile and ethnic group by LA. The profile also includes child obesity slope index of inequality (SII) for each of the 9 English regions and England.

The NCMP small area data domain displays trend data on the prevalence of excess weight (overweight including obesity) and obesity for Middle Super Output Areas (MSOAs), Electoral Wards, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG), local authorities, and England.

Published 3 March 2020