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The authority on Northamptonshire statistics


  • 15 December 2017
    Geographic Help Page Updated
    I have received a couple of queries lately about the different levels of geography used within Northamptonshire Analysis and how they relate to one another.   As a result I have updated the Geographic Information Help Page on the site which can be accessed via the Help drop down menu at the top of each NA webpage.   There are useful links to other sites which provide more information.   I hope this helps a little.
  • 14 December 2017
    Childhood Obesity
    I'm a bit late on this one as the figures were released earlier than they were last year, but the 2016-17 Childhood Obesity dataset for district and above is now available on Northamptonshire Analysis.   As you might expect, you can find this within the Childhood Obesity dataview available within the Children & Young People theme under the Children's Health sub-theme. This data comes from the National Child Measurement programme undertaken annually in schools.

    Also available within the dataview is data at MSOA small area geography but this covers a rolling three year period.

    In 2016-17, the percentage of Reception age children in Northamptonshire who were obese remained the same as the previous year at 8.8%. This was below the England average of 9.6% which interestingly was the highest figure over the last seven years.   However, the county figure masked wide differences across the county's boroughs and districts.   In 2016-17, the highest proportion of obese reception aged children was found in Kettering at 11.0% (the borough's highest figure over the last seven years).   Also logging over 10% obese were Corby and Wellingborough (but these boroughs have had higher percentages in previous years).   At the other end of the spectrum, was South Northamptonshire with a obesity percentage in the reception year of 5.6%

    In 2016-17, the percentage of year six children across Northamptonshire who were obese was 19.4%, an increasing figure but still below the rising national average.   Again the spread amongst the boroughs and districts was quite wide, this time with the peak in Corby (23.2%,) and the low in South Northamptonshire (13.1%).   In 2016-17, Corby, Daventry, Northampton and Wellingborough all showed their highest proportion of year 6 obese children logged over the last seven years.
  • 12 December 2017
    Changes to Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) local publication arrangements
    Changes have been made to the way the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) will be published locally.   Links are now provided direct to the 'PHOF at a Glance' county and borough/district profiles on the Public Health England (PHE) Fingertips website.   These links can be found on Northamptonshire Analysis within the Resources section of the Health & Wellbeing theme under the HEAW: Health Service Outcomes & Current PHOF sub-theme (click on the +plus sign by the side of this wording to open the list).   Here you will also find a link to the PHE's quarterly update schedule for all the indicators found within the PHOF.

    In addition to these PHOF at a Glance profiles, our local Public Health Analysts will be producing an annual written analytical PHOF report around May each year.

  • 08 December 2017
    Life Expectancy Update
    The latest life expectancy dataset covering 2014-2016 released by the Office for National Statistics yesterday has now been uploaded to Northamptonshire Analysis. Please see the dataview called Life Expectancy (including Healthy & Disability-Free Life Expectancy) within the Population and Census theme.

    Male Life Expectancy at Birth for Northamptonshire has remained the same in 2014-16 at 79.4 years while similarly the national life expectancy for men has also remained static but living a smidge longer at 79.5 years.   Amongst the county's boroughs and district the figures range from 81.5 years in Daventry to 76.1 years in Corby.   This figure for Corby ranks the borough fourth worst in England and Wales (of 346 borough/district/unitary authorities) ahead of Middlesbrough, Manchester and Blackpool.

    Despite having a slightly lower Life Expectancy at Birth than the national average, Northamptonshire's males on average spend a higher proportion of their lives being healthy (81.5%) than men across England a whole (79.6%).

    Female Life Expectancy at Birth in Northamptonshire for 2014-16 is 83.0 years, a slight drop of 0.1 years compared to the previous time period. The England average has remained static at 83.1 years.   Amongst the county's boroughs and districts the figure ranges from 84.9 years in South Northamptonshire to 81.1 years in Corby.   In this case Corby is not quite so far down the rankings (at 23rd worst) but it is interesting to note that 21 of the 22 borough/district/unitary authorities below Corby in the rankings are in the north of England or Wales.   The exception is Nottingham.

    Women in Northamptonshire have a healthy life expectancy of 64.4 years (slightly less than for males), on average 77.5% of their lives.   Like for males this is also a higher proportion than the national average (76.8%).

    Also available in the dataview are life expectancy at age 65 and disability free life expectancy.

  • 01 December 2017
    Northants results within the Social Mobility Index 2017
    The Social Mobility Commission released their 2017 Social Mobility Index this week. The Index highlights where people from disadvantaged backgrounds are most and least likely to make social progress. The package includes a National Social Mobility State of the Nation 2017 report along with a spreadsheet containing all the data used to create the Index. The Index is created at lower tier local authority level (districts, boroughs and unitary authorities) and ranks these in order of overall relative Social Mobility from hotspots (when rank 1 is the most socially mobile) to coldspots (where rank 324 is the least socially mobile). The Index takes 16 indicators grouped into four domains (Early Years, School, Youth and Adulthood). All indicators and domains are also ranked.

    In the overall Index, Corby is 4th worst local authority for social mobility amongst people from disadvantaged backgrounds and Wellingborough the 7th worst. Kettering and East Northamptonshire are also within the worst 10% of authorities across the country, with Northampton not far ahead. The national report states that half the local authority areas in the East Midlands are social mobility coldspots.

    To make the position of the Northamptonshire boroughs and districts clearer, we have added an extra tab to the datasheet, which takes just the Northamptonshire boroughs and districts and shades their rankings according to decile (where the bad results for social mobility are red and good results for social mobility are blue). This shows that the most problematic domain affecting the position of the county's boroughs and districts is 'School' - particularly the two indicators which look at the proportion of Free School Meals students attending schools rated as Outstanding or Good by OFSTED.

    For more detail, please see the full Social Mobility Data 2017 Spreadsheet.
    There are Social Mobility sub-themes within the Deprivation and Equality themes on Northamptonshire Analysis, if you need to find these reports again at a later date.
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