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Greenwich Teaching

Key population characteristics of Greenwich

 Characteristic* Greenwich  England average 
 Population size  223,700  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  100%  73%
 Life expectancy at birth 2006/08, Male  75 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: Enfield, Croydon, Waltham Forest and Barking and Dagenham.


  • The uptake of the first and second dose of the MMR vaccine by five years of age in Greenwich was among the lowest in the country in 2008/09. Consequently they have the fourth highest rate of measles infections in the country. Measles can be prevented through vaccination with two doses of MMR. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link]. 
  • Uptake of the pneumococcal vaccine in people aged 65 years and over was lower than the national average from April 2004 to March 2008. This vaccine is offered to prevent infection in those who are at greater risk of complications from infection. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link]. 
  • Although the rate of TB cases in Greenwich (41 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]. 
  • Greenwich Teaching had the seventh highest rate of Chlamydia diagnoses in people aged 15 - 24 years in the country in 2008. Chlamydia is a preventable, treatable sexually transmitted infection and can be diagnosed with a quick kit. For more information about Chlamydia please visit: [external link]. 
  • The area also had a higher than average rate of people living with HIV in 2007 and approximately 45% of people who are diagnosed with HIV in 2008 were diagnosed late (with a CD4 cell count was less than cells per mm3). People who are diagnosed late cannot start anti-HIV therapy as guidelines recommend and therefore may not fully benefit from therapy and have a higher risk of HIV-related death. For information on testing, treatment and prevention please visit: [external link]. 
  • The rates of malignant melanoma (skin cancer) diagnoses in all ages and under 75 year olds in Greenwich 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:

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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