Picture of Progress: Compendium of Statistics for Manchester 2011
The Compendium of Statistics provides a starting point for anyone who wants to look in depth at the health of the population of Manchester.
The 2011 version is the fifth edition of this publication. It follows-on from the previous versions of the Compendium, which were issued in 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. Unlike in previous years, the information now comes in the form of a series of Excel spreadsheets. This is designed to enable direct access to the data for the purpose of further analysis or incorporation in other reports.
Three separate versions of the Compendium have been produced - one each for North, Central and South Manchester . This allows easier comparison with the information presented in the Locality Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) for Manchester , which were published in November 2010.
The order of the tables follows a life course approach (e.g. starting well, developing well, ageing well etc), which reflects the approach set out in the Public Health White Paper (Healthy Lives, Healthy People).
In addition to the Compendium of Statistics, there are a number of other web-based resources that can be used to access statistical information about Manchester and the areas within it. These include:
- Health Profiles for each local authority and region in England
- Ward Profiles produced by the Corporate Research and Intelligence Team contain detailed information on population and households in different parts of the city
Profiles and maps for particular health related issues
In addition to these area or organisation-based profiles, the Public Health Observatories produce several profiles and mapping tools that give more detail about particular health issues. Some of these profiles present information at local authority level but others focus on Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), as the profiles are intended to be used by people planning health services.
The Public Health Observatories also produce profiles for particular groups of people:
- The Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) produces information and profiles on issues affecting the health of children, young people and mothers.
- The Older People Atlas for England shows indicators relating to older people's health for all local authorities in England .