The 2012 Local Health Profiles have been produced by the Public Health Observatories of England, working alongside the UK Statistics Authority.
There are 351 local health profiles: one for each lower tier, upper tier, unitary and metropolitan district authority in England.
Most data in the profiles has already been published by the NHS Information Centre or the Office of National Statistics. They have been drawn together to present a picture of health in each local area.
Four-page profiles have been produced for each local authority area. These include summaries of people’s health in the area, maps and charts comparing areas to national data and information on health inequalities within the local authority.
The profiles are designed to help local government and health services understand their communities’ needs, so they can improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.
The health profiles website also provides interactive maps and charts, allowing users to create their own views of the data.