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South Birmingham

Key population characteristics of South Birmingham

 Characteristic* South Birmingham   England average
 Population size  340,400  -
 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  81 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: Leeds, Coventry Teaching, Sheffield and Derby City.

Snapshot

  • The percentage of 12 - 13 year old girls accepting all three doses of the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccine in South Birmingham was lower than the national average in 2008/09. This vaccine is offered to reduce the risk of acquiring the virus, which can cause cervical cancer. To find out more about this vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
  • Birmingham local authority was among the highest areas in the country for the rate of tuberculosis diagnoses for 2004/06. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups. For more information on the symptoms, causes and treatment of tuberculosis please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Tuberculosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx [external link].
  • The rate of malignant melanoma (skin cancer) diagnoses in under 75 year olds in South Birmingham was higher than the national average in 2004/06. This may be a reflection of the local population, which may have a high percentage of persons in at risk groups. For more information on skin cancer and UV exposure please visit:  http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Radiation/UnderstandingRadiation/AtAGlance/Flash_Sunsense/.

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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.

PCT Map

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 Map

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.

*Sources:
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