Health Inequalities Strategy Indicators

Created 3 years ago, updated 2 years ago

Health inequalities are the differences in health and wellbeing, risk or outcomes, between different groups of people. Tackling health inequalities requires knowledge about the factors affecting health. With input from key stakeholders we selected 12 indicators of health and the wider determinants of health which we will monitor over time. These indicators will improve our understanding of health inequalities.

Go to Tackling London’s Health Inequalities for more information on the HIS Health Inequalities Strategy and the Indicators.

Data and Resources

The most recent data for each indicator will be available for download below:

Overall measures of health inequality:

  1. Slope Index of Inequality for Life Expectancy
  2. Healthy Life Expectancy
  3. Self-reported wellbeing:
    1. Happiness
    2. Life Satisfaction
    3. Worthwhileness
    4. Anxiety

More specific measures of health inequality:

  1. School Readiness at age 5
  2. Educational Achievement - Percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and Maths)
  3. Antenatal late booking - Percentage of pregnant women booking after 12wks +6 days
  4. Flu vaccination proportion of those >65 years and of those at risk
  5. Vulnerable road user risk of fatality or serious injury
  6. Homelessness
    1. Statutory homelessness
    2. Homelessness prevention
    3. Change in number of rough sleepers
  7. Proportion of employees receiving lower income than the London Living Wage
  8. Unemployment rates – model-based estimates; proportion of resident population
  9. Childhood obesity - Proportion of children aged 4-5 classified as overweight or obese.