Public Health England published the 2017 Health Profiles on 4th July. Health Profiles provide summary health information to support members, officers and community partners to lead on health improvement.
What does this mean for Richmond?
- Richmond residents live in the sixth least deprived area in England and the least deprived London borough.
- However, there is still a gap in life expectancy between the least and most deprived areas of the borough: 5.8 years for men and 3.3 years for women.
- Violent crime in Richmond increased from 2,084 offences in 2014/15 to 2,408 offences in 2015/16. This mirrored the national trend of the last 2-3 years – a result in a change in Police recording standards. Despite this, the rate in Richmond is significantly lower than the England average and is the lowest rate of all London boroughs.
- At 11%, Richmond has the lowest prevalence of obesity among children in Year 6 (age 10-11) in the country. However, this is more than double the prevalence in Reception year (age 4-5).
- The rate of hospital stays for self-harm in all ages is the 4th highest and significantly higher than the London average. There were 210 admissions in 2015/16, up from 188 in 2014/15.
- Richmond has the lowest recorded prevalence of diabetes in the country, although it is on the increase. Whilst low prevalence is good, there are likely to be cases in the community that remain undiagnosed – which would not be captured in this figure.
- The number of excess winter deaths increased from 155 deaths in 2011-2014 to 245 in 2012-2015, but the rate is similar compared to England and London.