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Updated 2014 Health Profiles were released 08 July 2014

 PLEASE NOTE: the indicator on 'Statutory homelessness' is not the same as in previous years

"Health Profiles provide summary health information to support local authority members, officers and community partners to lead for health improvement"

Health Profiles is a programmHealth Profiles PDF imagee to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually.

Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average. The indicators are carefully selected each year to reflect important public health topics. For more information about the 2014 data please see the Download Data and Metadata for 2014 or read our FAQs. For information on the changes in the 2014 profiles compared to 2013, please see our Health Profiles 2014 Summary of Changes document.


Finding a profile

You can find the profile you want by the area name using a text search, or select it using a clickable geographical map. The latest profiles available are 2014 Local Authority and County profiles. (Please note that these show different data comparisons, as Counties are compared with other areas that have upper tier local government responsibility, and Districts are compared with other areas with lower tier responsibility.)


Health Profiles interactive

Interactive Maps

You can also access the Health Profiles information through our interactive tool (Fingertips) which provides colour-coded maps and comparison charts.

For more detailed information you can use the Local Health tool, which provides information for electoral wards as well as local authorities.


The Health Profiles website also provides links to other relevant tools and information - see our Links page.




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