SINePost newsletter - September 2014
In this issue ...
- Parents' Country of Birth statistics
- Second Homes in Somerset
- INFORM Somerset - Housing Updates
- Changes in the Older Resident Care Home Population
- Infant and Perinatal Mortality in Somerset 1995 to 2012 report
- NHS Stop Smoking Service statistics 2013/14
- New Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Profiles
- Internet Access and Usage 2014 report
- Service Families Attitude Survey 2014
- 2011 Census Analysis: Children with two Parental Addresses
- Public Health Outcomes Framework update
- Forthcoming Statistical Releases
1. Parents' Country of Birth statistics
The Office for National Statistics has released data for 2013 on the numbers of babies born to non-UK born mothers, at local authority level: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-318129
In 2013, of the 5,538 live births in Somerset, 650 were born to mothers born outside the UK, representing 11.7% of all births. This was fractionally higher than the proportions in 2011 and 2012, and well below the England average of 27.3%.
The county’s live births to mothers born in ‘New EU’ countries (those joining after 2004) comprise almost half of those born to all non-UK-born mothers (306 out of 650), reflecting international migration patterns in the past ten years.
2. Second Homes in Somerset
Data released from the last census identifies a total of 25,214 people living in England and Wales who have a second address in Somerset. Around a quarter of these are Somerset residents themselves.
The remaining three-quarters of people are most commonly from the South West region, e.g. Plymouth (935 people) and Bristol (888). Outside the South West, the most common places of residence are Cardiff (599), Birmingham (415), Southampton (338), Oxford (287), Westminster (274) and Kensington & Chelsea (261). In all, around 2,700 Londoners have a second address in Somerset.
A second address is defined as one in which a person stays for more than 30 days per year. The great majority (9 out of 10) of people with a second address in Somerset are of working age (or children). For people aged 65 or over, a significant proportion of second addresses are located in West Somerset.
The full dataset is available at: http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/origin_destination
3. INFORM Somerset - Housing Updates
Updates have been made to the INFORM Somerset data hub, complementing new housing content on the Somerset Intelligence website and forming an evidence base for the Somerset JSNA. Recent updates include:
- Fuel Poverty (new ‘Low Income High Costs’ indicator) 2012
- Housebuilding - starts and completions 2013/14
- Homelessness 2013/14
- Homefinder waiting list – at September 2013
- Affordability (ratio of LQ house price to LQ earnings) 2012
- Count of traveller caravans – at July 2013
Information is available through maps, tables and charts, or can be downloaded for further analysis, at: http://informsomerset.org.uk/dataviews/report?reportId=23&viewId=30&geoReportId=1436&geoId=28&geoSubsetId
4. Changes in the Older Resident Care Home Population
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published analysis on the number of people aged 65 or over and living in care homes at the time of the 2011 census, compared to a decade earlier: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/census/2011-census-analysis/changes-in-the-older-resident-care-home-population-between-2001-and-2011/index.html
Nationally, the care home resident population has remained almost stable since 2001 with an increase of 0.3%, despite growth of 11.0% in the overall population at this age.
By comparison, the care home population of Somerset has increased by 6.4% since 2001, allied to an increase in the over 65s population of 15.4%. There are estimated to be just over 4,000 Somerset residents aged 65 or over living in care homes.
The relative stability of the aged care home population can be related to increases in the number of people providing unpaid care (e.g., family members, friends); there were an additional 8,000 unpaid carers recorded in Somerset in 2011 compared to a decade earlier.
5. Infant and Perinatal Mortality in Somerset 1995 to 2012 report
Public Health England’s South West Knowledge and Intelligence Team have produced a short report on infant and perinatal mortality in Somerset. The report is an update to earlier briefings produced in response to concerns raised about infant and perinatal mortality around Hinkley Point nuclear power station. As with the earlier briefings, the analysis concludes that there is no increased risk of infant and perinatal death in the area.
The report is available at: http://www.swpho.nhs.uk/resource/item.aspx?RID=108078
6. NHS Stop Smoking Service statistics 2013/14
A total of 2,800 people in Somerset successfully quit smoking in 2013/14 through the NHS Stop Smoking Service, according to experimental statistics released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. This was from a total of 6,406 clients who set a ‘quit date’, giving a quit success rate of 44%. Successful quitters are those who, when assessed 4 weeks after their designated quit date, declare they have not smoked in the past two weeks.
In Somerset, the Stop Smoking Service success rate was highest amongst the 60 and over age group (51%) and lowest amongst under 35s (36%). From a socio-economic perspective, retired people are the most likely to quit (54%), followed by people in managerial and professional occupations (52%). The people least likely to successfully quit are the long-term unemployed (a 31% success rate).
Overall quitting success rates in Somerset in 2013/14 were lower than South West regional (52%) and national (51%) averages.
The full national dataset is published at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB14610
7. New Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Profiles 2014
New CVD profiles have been published by the National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network (NCVIN), providing a snapshot of key issues relating to heart disease and stroke, including prevention, incidence, mortality, risk factors and treatments.
The profile for NHS Somerset CCG presents a generally positive picture: Early mortality (under 75 years) rates from coronary heart disease are significantly lower than the national rate (and have decreased by 54% since 2002), while early mortality rates for stroke are also significantly lower than the England rate.
The full Somerset CCG profile is available at: http://www.somersetintelligence.org.uk/health-profiles/
8. Internet Access and Usage 2014 report
The ONS has published its latest annual assessment of internet usage in the UK, covering frequency and reasons for using the internet by age group and gender: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-322080
The release includes information about people accessing public authorities or services websites (e.g. local authorities, schools, government departments), providing context to the government’s ‘digital by default’ strategy. Findings include:
- In 2014, the most popular reason for using a public authority or service website was to obtain information. Just over a third (37%) of UK adults obtained information in this way.
- Adults in the 45-54 age group had the highest level of interaction with public authorities or services; almost half (49%) obtaining information from websites, 36% downloading official forms and 40% submitting official forms.
- The 65 and over age group had by far the lowest level of interaction, at around half the level of any other age group.
9. Service Families Attitude Survey 2014
The Ministry of Defence has published the results of the national Tri-Service Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) for 2014. The aim of the survey is to assess and monitor the views of spouses and civil partners of Service personnel in key welfare areas. Key findings include:
- Half of respondents are not aware of the Armed Forces Covenant.
- Service families’ levels of satisfaction with the welfare support they receive before, during and after their spouses/civil partners are deployed, are mostly unchanged from 2013, maintaining last year’s increase from 2012.
- 40% of spouses are in full-time employment, up from 33% in 2010.
For further details see: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tri-service-families-continuous-attitude-survey-2014
10. 2011 Census Analysis: Children with two Parental Addresses
An estimated 4,735 dependent children in Somerset share their time between two parental addresses, according to figures released from the Census. This represents 4.4% of all dependent children in the county and is above the national average of 3.2%.
For around a fifth of these children the second parental address is outside the local authority district in which they mainly reside. For 117 Somerset children, the second address is outside the UK.
It is anticipated that the number of children with this lifestyle will increase, aligned to increases in divorces and increases in co-habiting couples (who are more likely to separate).
Further details are available at: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-369137
11. Public Health Outcomes Framework update
The latest Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) quarterly update has been published by Public Health England. The PHOF provides a wide range of health-related indicators (at local authority level), plus regional and national benchmarking.
Much of the updated data is already in the public domain, although the latest update includes new data on: physically ‘inactive’ adults, preventable sight loss, and the proportion of the population exposed to high levels of road/rail/air transport noise.
The PHOF data tool is available at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/public-health-outcomes-framework-august-2014-quarterly-data-update.
12. Forthcoming Statistical Releases
The following are due for release at sub-regional geographies during September:
- Accessibility statistics – 2013 (DfT)
- Measuring National Well-being - Personal Well-being in the UK, 2013/14 (ONS)]
- Business Register Employment Survey - 2013 provisional (ONS)
- Social Housing Lettings in England - 2013-14 (DCLG)
- Private Registered Provider Social Housing Stock in England - 2013/14 (DCLG)
- Help to Buy (Equity Loan Scheme) - July 2014 – Breakdown by Postcode Sector (DCLG)
- Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count - July 2014 (DCLG)
- Farming Statistics - Final crop areas and cattle, sheep & pig populations at 1 June 2014, England (Defra)
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