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  • 28 June 2018
    ! Mid-year population estimates - released today

    The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the latest mid-year population estimates for 2017. St. Helens population is estimated to have increased to 179,331 people.

    A link to the data can be found on this site under Data & Resources and the Population theme.


  • 22 June 2018
    ! Updated - unemployment benefits data

    The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has also been updated for the period May 2018 and published via NOMIS. The data can be found on info4St.Helens via the Data and Resources section and Economy and Employment theme or by clicking the links below.


    • Unemployment benefits

    • Jobseekers Allowance Claimants

        Claimant count in St. Helens has steadily increased over the past 6 months. However, the rollout of Universal Credit (one of the indicators forming part of this measure) is more complete in the North West than the rest of England. St. Helens Claimant Count is in line with the North West average. JSA claimants however, have steadily increased since the beginning of the year, whilst regionally and nationally rates have remained fairly static. St. Helens JSA Claimant rate is now 1.5% of the working age population, compared to 1.1% in the North West and 1.0% in England.


        The next data update via NOMIS is 17th July 2018.


      • 08 June 2018
        ! JSNA 2018 - Updated
        Two further chapters of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) have been refreshed and updated and the revised chapters are available under the JSNA section. The two chapters cover the following topics:
        - Life expectancy, mortality and long term conditions - This section of the JSNA considers the key public health issues of life expectancy, mortality and major long term causes of illness.
        - Adults' lifestyles - a wide range of factors can impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing. Age, gender and family history of illness are examples of factors that an individual has no control over. However, lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity also have a large impact on health, both individually and at the population level and can be influenced. This section of the 2018 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment explores adult lifestyle factors to determine the level of need and to gain a better understanding of adult health and wellbeing in St.Helens.
      • 24 May 2018
        ONS subnational population projections (2016)

        The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the subnational population projections today. The data is based on the 2016 mid-year population estimates. They are published every two years and this latest release supersedes the 2014 projections.


        Subnational population projections are not forecasts. They do not attempt to predict the impact of future government or local policies, changing economic circumstances or other factors that may influence demographic behaviour. The 2016-based subnational population projections provide statistics on the potential future size and age structure of the population in England at region, county, local authority, clinical commissioning group and NHS England region levels. They will also be used in the production of the 2016-based household projections for local authorities, to be published in September 2018.


        The ONS subnational population projections bulletin highlights a number of points:

        - The populations of all regions in England are projected to grow by 2026; regions in the North of England are projected to grow at a slower rate than those in the South.

        - London is projected to be the fastest growing region; the North East is projected to have the slowest rate of growth.

        - Nearly all local authorities are projected to grow by mid-2026; the populations of just 15 local authorities are projected to fall.

        - The number of people in older age groups is projected to grow faster than those in younger age groups in all but five local authorities; by mid-2026, a total of 97 local authorities are projected to have a population where at least one-quarter of the population is aged 65 and over.


      • 24 May 2018
        ! Updated - Unemployment benefits data - April 18

        The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has also been updated for the period April 2018 and published via NOMIS. The data can be found on info4St.Helens via the Data and Resources section and Economy and Employment theme or by clicking the links below.

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