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Shropshire County

Key population characteristics of Shropshire County

 Characteristic* Shropshire County   England average
 Population size  290,700  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  26%  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  low  -

Based on key characteristics such as demographic structure, employment and industry sector, the PCT areas most similar to yours are: Herefordshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, Somerset and Lincolnshire.


  • Uptake of the first dose of the MMR vaccine by two years of age in Shropshire County was higher than the national average in 2008/09 but needs to be improved further still to reach the World Health Organization's target of 95% and keep the rate of measles cases low. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: [external link].
  • Shropshire County was among the lowest areas in the country for the rate of hospital admissions due to asthma in 2007. Asthma has various triggers such as air pollution, colds, mould and dust among others. To learn more about how to manage asthma please visit: [external link].
  • Although the rate of Chlamydia diagnoses among 15 - 24 year olds in Shropshire was lower than the national average in 2008, only 4% of 15 - 24 year olds were screened for Chlamydia in 2008 so the actual figure may be different. 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 rate of people living with HIV in Shropshire was lower than the national average in 2007. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a low percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of HIV. For information on testing, treatment and prevention 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.

If you would like help using the profiles please read our user guide, FAQs or watch our video demo.

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