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  • 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 Population 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.


  • 14 November 2018
    ! Updated - unemployment benefits data

    The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has also been updated for the period October 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. 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 0.9% of the working age population, the same as the North West.


        The next data update via NOMIS is 11th December 2018.


      • 19 October 2018
        ! Updated - Economy and Employment data

        The latest Annual Population Survey (APS) data has been published via NOMIS. The data provides updates to some of the economic data, including economic activity / inactivity, employment rate and unemployment rate. The data can be found via Economic Activity


        St. Helens unemployment rate (modelled estimate) is in line with the North West and England averages. However, employment rate is still several percentage points lower and the percentage of the working age population who is economically inactive i.e. neither employed nor unemployed is 25.6%, which is considerably higher than the national average (21.4%) The main reason for economic inactivity is long-term illness.


        The latest ONS Claimant Count and Jobseekers Allowance Claimants data has also been updated for the data period September 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.


        • Claimant Count

        • Jobseekers Allowance Claimants

            Claimant count in St. Helens has remained around 2.8-3.0% over the past 12 months. 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. The England average has steadily increased over the past 12 months and now stands at 2.2%. JSA claimants which, had been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year have dropped over the last three months and now stand at 1.0% of the working age population, compared to 0.9% in the North West and 0.9% nationally.


            The next data update via NOMIS is 13th November 2018.


          • 17 October 2018
            ! Public Health England - Local Health Profile 2018

            Public Health England has published the latest Local Health Profiles reports for 2018. The report and data can be viewed on the Public Health England website.

            The report is also saved on this site and can be found by viewing Documents & Resources and then the Health and Social Care theme.

            Understanding the sociodemographic profile of an area is important when planning services. Different population groups may have different health and social care needs and are likely to interact with services in different ways. Some of the key findings for St. Helens are as follows:

            - St. Helens has a higher proportion of older people (aged 65+) than the England average.
            - St. Helens is one of the 20% relatively most deprived districts/unitary authorities in England, with approximately 21% (6,700) of children living in low income families.
            - Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average.
            - Under 75 mortality rates due to cancer and cardiovascular diseases is higher than the England average.
            - Almost 1/4 of Year 6 children are classified as obese, worse than the average for England. Excess weight (i.e. overweight or obese) in adults is also worse than the England average.
            - The rate of alcohol-specific hospital stays among those under 18 is higher than the average for England.

            However, positive messages include:

            - Diabetes and Dementia diagnoses rates are significantly better than the England average.
            - There are fewer people killed or seriously injured on roads in St. Helens than the England average.
            - The number of people smoking in St. Helens has reduced in recent years and is now similar to the England average.
            - Rate of diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections is better than the national average.
            - Infant mortality rate is in line with the England average.
            - Excess winter deaths are not significantly different to the England average.


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