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  • 18 January 2019
    ! JRF - UK Poverty Report 2018

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has published a report on UK poverty in 2018. This annual report examines the nature and scale of UK poverty and the effect of the UK poverty rate on the people gripped by it. Some of the key findings include:


    - Child poverty has been rising since 2011/12.
    - 4.1 million children are living in poverty; a rise of 500,000 in the last 5 years
    - 4 million workers are living in poverty; a rise of 500,000 in the last 5 years
    - In-work poverty has risen at a faster rate than employment, driven almost entirely by increasing poverty in working parents.






  • 13 December 2018
    Population Bulletin - Dec 2018

    We have prepared a Population Bulletin, which details some of the key and most frequently requested population data for St. Helens. The bulletin also includes links to the Office for National Statistics website, for further information.

    The bulletin is an update to the January 2018 briefing and as well as updating the mid-year estimate and subnational population projection data, it also provides information on household projections

    If you have any questions about the data or require further assistance, please email info4@sthelens.gov.uk


  • 13 December 2018
    ! Updated - unemployment benefits data

    The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has been updated for the period November 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 remained around 2.8-3.0% over the past 12 months and has increased slightly to 3.2% this month. NB. 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 which, had been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year have dropped over the last three months and now stand at 0.8% of the working age population, the same as the North West and England averages.


        The next data update via NOMIS is 22nd January 2019.


      • 07 December 2018
        ! Updated - JSNA 2018

        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:


          - Older People and Vulnerable Adults - this section considers the health and social care issues for older people and vulnerable adults, such as Dementia, falls, permanent admission to residential care and end of life care. It also examines data around specific groups such as individuals with learning or physical disabilities and sensory impairments. The report considers information about carers and provides a summary of the results of the Adult Social Care and Carers Surveys.

        • - Health Inequalities - this section considers the health and wellbeing inequalities across the Borough, using a colour coded matrix. It particularly focuses on factors affecting life expectancy.


        For more information please refer to the JSNA pages on this site.


      • 04 December 2018
        ! 2016 Household Projections - by household type

        The 2016-based Household Projections for England by household type were published yesterday and are available to download from this link: Household Projections for England – household type projections: 2016 based.


        The 2016-based household projections provide statistics on the potential future number of households in England and its local authorities up to 2041. They show the household numbers that would result if the assumptions based in previous demographic trends in population and household formation were to be realised in practice.


        Household population projections are published every two years. These latest projections supersede the 2014-based household projections.


        In brief the projections show that:


        • - The number of one person households in St. Helens is projected to increase by 21% between 2016 and 2041, which compares to a 26% increase in England.

        • - In St. Helens, by 2041, there will be 29,000 one person households.

        • - The number of households with dependent children is projected to broadly remain the same between 2016 and 2041, with around 24% of households having dependent children.

        • - Almost all the projected increase in households in St. Helens by 2041 will be due to increases in one person or multiple adult households without dependent children. This increase will be largely driven by increases in the number of adults aged over 75 years, and living on their own. This pattern differs slightly from England, which projects an increase in the over 65 population living alone.

        • - By 2041, the number of households in St. Helens with people aged over 85 years is expected to more than double from 3,000 to 7,000 households.


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