Health

Health in summary

The health of people in Oxfordshire is generally better than the England average. Oxfordshire is one of the 20% least deprived counties/unitary authorities in England, however about 11% (13,300) of children live in low income families.
Life expectancy for both men and women is higher than the England average.

Health inequalities

Life expectancy is 6.1 years lower for men and 3.0 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Oxfordshire than in the least deprived areas.

Oxfordshire Health briefings and indicators

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment provides information about Oxfordshire's population and the factors affecting health, wellbeing, and social care needs.  The report is updated annually and the latest version was published in March 2017.

The Public Health Surveillance Dashboard has been created by Public Health Oxfordshire to monitor population level trends in the health and wellbeing of the county. Each theme comprises a series of key indicators that are updated once new data becomes available.

Oxfordshire’s Commission on Health Inequalities has published recommendations (2016) to narrow the health and wellbeing gaps which divide some communities in the county.

Interactive Public Health England data including by ward

The Local Health tool has a wide range of health and related indicators for wards and Middle Layer Super Output Areas as well as for districts, county and Clinical Commissioning Group areas.  Data is available in tables and via an interactive map.

Public Health profiles for districts, county and CCG data include indicators of inequalities.  Data is displayed as tables or in spine charts.

Download the latest (2016) Public Health England Profiles