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City and Hackney Teaching

Key population characteristics of City and Hackney

 Characteristic* City & Hackney  England average 
 Population size  224,200  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  100%  73%
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male  76 years  78 years
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Female  82 years  82 years
 Level of deprivation  very high  -

Based on key characteristics such as demographic structure, employment and industry sector, the PCT areas most similar to yours are: Southwark, Haringey Teaching, Lambeth and Lewisham.


  • City and Hackney had the fifth lowest uptake of the MMR vaccine first dose by two years of age and the second lowest uptake of the first and second dose by five years of age for 2008/09. Just over a third of children of school entry age are fully vaccinated against MMR. Consequently there has been a build up of susceptible children in the area and City and Hackney had the third highest rate of measles cases in the country for 2006/08. Measles infection is preventable through vaccination with two doses of the MMR vaccine. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link].
  • The area also has the 10th lowest uptake of all three doses of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine in 12 - 13 year old girls for 2008/09. This vaccine is offered to reduce the risk of acquiring the virus, which can cause cervical cancer. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link].
  • City and Hackney had a higher than average rate of admissions to hospital due to asthma in 2007. Asthma can be triggered by a range of factors such as air pollution, dust mites, mould, cold viruses and flu. For more information on triggers and how to manage your asthma please visit: [external link].
  • City and Hackney had the fifth highest rate of tuberculosis in England for 2004/06. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of tuberculosis. For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of TB please visit: [external link].
  • The area had the eighth highest rate of diagnoses of Chlamydia in 15 - 24 year olds in 2008 and fifth highest rate of people living with HIV in 2007. For more information of the sexual health of City and Hackney please visit: For specific information on Chlamydia: [external link] and HIV: [external link].

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There are two type of profiles you can use: the area profile and the map profile.

  • The map profile displays just one indicator at a time but for all areas so you can see how your area compares to another.


Single Map - PCT 

Primary Care Trust - single map

LA Map

Single Map - LA 

Local Authority - single map

Maternity Unit Map

Percentage of women accepting antenatal Hepatitis B test 2007 

Maternity Unit - single map

  • The area profile shows you the values and relative ranking for all indicators in one particular area. This allows you to identify in which categories your area is higher or lower than the national average.


PCT area profile

Primary Care Trust - area profile

LA Map

LA area profile

Local Authority - area profile

To see which indicators are available at which level, please look at our Indicator List.

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Population: ONS mid 2008 PCT population estimates
Area classification: ONS 2001 area classification
Life expectancy: ONS life expectancy at birth 2006-08
Deprivation: Index of multiple deprivation 2007
Similar PCTs: ONS 2001 area classification: corresponding health areas