We focus on four complex health issues more prevalent in urban areas
With the Social Progress Imperative, we've developed the first neighbourhood level, health-focused social progress index of its kind.
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The difference in healthy life expectancy between the richest and poorest neighbourhoods in Lambeth and Southwark is up to 17 years. Using data, we explore why.
Tulse Hill and Herne Hill are two neighbourhoods in the London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. Female Healthy Life Expectancy is the average number of years a woman might expect to live in good health in their lifetime.
Or put another way, it’s a 20 min walk or 7 mins on the Route 68 bus to get between their respective train stations. There’s a significant different in income, with the average household in Hearne Hill earning almost £15,000 more than in Tulse Hill. The proportion of women receiving unemployment benefits in Tulse Hill was 8.7 per cent, almost 5 times the proportion in Herne Hill per cent.
While the two neighbourhoods we’re focusing on represent the extremes, the relationship between life expectancy and deprivation is systematic.
Overlaying data on healthy life expectancy and deprivation, we can see that health outcomes and deprivation are not uniformly spread across the boroughs – they cluster.
Get in touch with our Data Partnerships Manager, Anna Tarkington, to see how we can work together to use data to tackle complex health problems.
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