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Worcestershire

Key population characteristics of Worcestershire

Characteristic*  Worcestershire   England average
 Population size  555,300  -
 Percentage of the population living in urban areas  59%  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: Central and Eastern Cheshire, Warwickshire, South Staffordshire and Leicestershire County and Rutland.

Snapshot

  • Worcestershire was among the highest areas in the country for the uptake of the pneumococcal vaccine in people aged 65 years and over from April 2004 to March 2008. This vaccine is offered to help prevent infection and stop spread of the disease in people who are at greater risk of complications. To find out more about the vaccine please visit: www.immunisation.nhs.uk [external link].
  • Wychavon and Wyre Forest local authorities were among the lowest in the country for the rate of tuberculosis diagnoses in 2004/06. This is likely to be a reflection of the local population, which has a lower percentage of persons in at risk groups, such as people who have recently emigrated from countries with high rates of TB. 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 persons living with HIV in Worcestershire was among the lowest in the country for 2007. This may be a reflection of the local population, which has a lower percentage of persons in some 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: http://www.tht.org.uk/ [external link].

To look at the information in detail please click on one of the links below

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