Official Statistics

Segment Tool: 2016 data update

The Segment Tool annual data update for 2016.

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The Segment Tool has been updated by Public Health England (PHE).

The tool provides information on life expectancy and the causes of death that are driving inequalities in life expectancy at local area level. Targeting the causes of death which contribute most to the life expectancy gap should have the biggest impact on reducing inequalities.

This update of the tool provides data for a more recent time period and incorporates some small changes to the data sources used. The changes are:

  • update of data to 2012 to 2014
  • update to use the new Index of Multiple Deprivation 2015 to define the most and least deprived areas
  • adjustment of counts of deaths to take account of changes in ICD-10 coding made in 2014

This presentation of the tool is the same as the previous version but, because of these changes, results are not directly comparable.

As well as the tool, a summary report is available for each local authority which contains the charts and tables. Summary reports for the English regions and for England as a whole are also available.

View the Segment tool