Manchester City Council

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The Council & democracy Health and well-being

Here you can access data and intelligence relating to health and wellbeing. 

Key health and well-being statistics

  • As of the period 2013-2015, the average life expectancy at birth for men in Manchester is 75.6 years, and for women is 79.8 years of age.
  • In the  period 2013-2015, there were 23,958 births, with the General fertility rate in 2015 at 58.9 births per 1000 women aged 15-44.
  • In the Census 2011, 78.9% of respondents reported that they were in good or very good health.

Accessing data

Local level data health and well-being data can be access from the Intelligence Hub, where you can view and download the data on a map and a chart. 

The Compendia of Statistics pulls together a range of Health and well-being statistics in to a single document.


The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is produced annually by the Council and Partners, to analyse the health needs of populations. It is used by to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas. The JSNA as a whole looks at the health needs of the population across the two ‘life stages’ of children and young people (Starting Well and Developing Well), and adults and older people (Living Well, Working Well and Ageing Well). 

A number of health related summaries have also been produced relating to the the 2011 Census

Download 2011 health related census reports

External data and intelligence

The NHS Information Centre provides health and social care indicators.

Public Health England (PHE)  provide a number of resources for accessing health data:

  • The Fingertips interactive tool provides access to a number of health indicators which support the Public Health Outcomes Framework. This sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and indicators to aid understanding of how well public health is being improved and protected. 
  • Data is also available from Fingertips on Wider Determinants of Health including education, crime and employment. 
  • The Local Health providing access to interactive maps and reports relating to health for local areas, and allows users to create ward level health reports. 

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