Official Statistics

Local Health: October 2017 update

The 2017 annual update of Local Health, Public Health England's primary display and reporting tool for small area data.


Local Health

Local Health: update, October 2017

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The Local Health tool update for 2017 has been published.

Local Health presents data for small areas: middle super output areas (MSOAs) and electoral wards. The tool also provides data for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authorities, and England as a whole.

The Local Health tool allows users to map data and provides spine charts and reports for small areas. Users can also define their own geographies and add their own data.

This 2017 update includes:

  • 50 indicators updated with data for the latest available time period and the latest available boundaries

  • 14 indicators that have been re-modelled to the latest boundaries

  • an update of wards to 2016 boundaries and of CCGs to 2017 boundaries. This includes those indicators for which more recent data is not available

  • a change in the definition of the low birthweight indicator to ‘percentage of all live births at term with low birth weight’. This is to align with the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF)

  • a new indicator on the ‘percentage of households that experience fuel poverty’

  • new functionality to allow users to download data in bulk

See the attached ‘Local Health: update, October 2017’ document for a full list of the available indicators, geographies and any other changes in this release.

See the Local Health tool update for October 2017.

Published 12 October 2017