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Key population characteristics for Enfield

 Characteristic*  Enfield England average 
 Population size  289,000  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  100%  73%
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male  79 years  78 years
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Female  83 years  82 years
 Level of deprivation  high  -

Based on key characteristics such as demographic structure, employment and industry sector, the PCT areas most similar to yours are: Croydon, Greenwich Teaching, Barnet and Sutton and Merton.


  • Uptake of the first and second doses of the MMR vaccine by 5 years of age in Enfield were below the national average in 2008/09. The low uptake of vaccine in the area over the past few years has resulted a higher than average rate of measles cases in 2006/08. Measles is preventable through vaccination with two doses of the MMR vaccine. To find out more about measles please visit: and for the vaccine: [external link].
  • Enfield was among the lowest areas in the country in 2007 for the rate of hospital admissions due to asthma. Asthma has various triggers such as air pollution, colds, mould and dust amongst others. To learn more about how to manage asthma please visit: [external link].
  • Although the rate of TB cases in Enfield (34 per 100,000) was higher than the national average in 2004/06 it was lower than the rate for the London region (44 per 100,000). For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of TB please visit: [external link].
  • The rate of persons living with HIV in Enfield in 2007 was higher than the national average. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as men who have sex with men and people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of HIV. For information on testing, treatment and prevention please visit: [external link].
  • The rates of malignant melanoma (skin cancer) in all ages and under 75 year olds in Enfield for 2004/06 were among the lowest in the country. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a low percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as people with very fair skin. For more information on skin cancer and UV exposure please visit:
  • All of the pregnant women attending North Middlesex hospital and approximately 95% attending Chase Farm hospital accepted the Hepatitis B screen offered as part of their antenatal care during 2007. The test is offered to help identify women who may not know they have the infection so that both the mother and baby can be treated appropriately. For further information please visit: [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