Life expectancy and mortality may be considered as the key measures of public health. Life expectancy is a measure that indicates the overall health of a population and since 2011 has slowed in growth nationally. Increasing life expectancy brings its own challenge, as an older population means more people potentially living with long-term conditions, increasing pressure on health care and social care services.

The mortality section provides insight into the trends, inequalities and causes of death in the Borough.

The data within this needs assessment is based on data published in 2019 and therefore does not measure the impact of Covid-19. Analysis of the effects of Covid-19 on mortality will follow in due course.

The JSNA 2020 – Mortality report can be found via the menu and the Assessments & Reports section.