Tool or Dataset 2/2012
Health Indicators for Local Authorities in England - 2012 by Institute of Health Equity Team

Health Indicators for Local Authorities in England - 2012

.pdfPress Release - Health Indicators for Local Authorities in England
Summary

Fair Society, Healthy Lives was published in February 2010. The report included some suggested indicators to support monitoring of the overall strategic direction in reducing health inequalities.

The London Health Observatory and the Institute produced baseline figures for some key indicators of the social determinants of health, health outcomes and social inequality that corresponded, as closely as was possible, to the indicators proposed in Fair Society, Healthy Lives.

The indicators are listed below:

• Male life expectancy
• Female life expectancy 
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for male life expectancy 
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for female life expectancy 
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for male disability-free life expectancy 
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for female disability-free life expectancy 
• Children achieving a good level of development at age 5 
• Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) 
• People in households in receipt of means-tested benefits 
• Slope index of inequality for people in households in receipt of means-tested benefits

On the 16th December 2011, the Public Health Observatories released updated health inequaliy indicators for all local authorities and primary care organisations in England.

The indicators were published in February 2012. The Network of Public Health Observatories is now part of Public Health England and historical information can be found here. There was also a press release (see downloadable files) which gives more details on the data. 

The Marmot Indicators have been updated in 2014 and 2015. A pdf document is available on the PHE fingertips website for each upper tier local authority in England (excluding the City of London and Isles of Scilly). These contain a spine chart and a short description of each indicator.