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Population and health

Charts, commentary, and analysis on the latest data about the population of the North East and the health and well-being of the residents.

Latest data 

This section looks at how many people are resident in the North East. It also focuses on their health and well-being. It includes data on patterns of population distribution and change across the region. It also includes on life expectancy data and other indicators of health.

Life expectancy in the North East

Data on life expectancy at birth and at age 65 in the North East over time
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Population change

Recent patterns of population change in North East local authority areas, including the components of change
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Economic activity status, disability and health

The participation in the labour market of people with disabilities or ill-health. Additional detail from the 2021 census.
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Crime Rates

Crime Rates in the North East areas and Regional Comparators
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Health Impacting Diseases and Conditions

Examining the prevalence of Arthritis, Mental Health, Diabetes and Obesity in the North East
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Health-related Behaviours

This page measures the incidence rates of smoking and physical activity within the North East
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Life Expectancy Inequalities

Differences in total life expectancies and healthy life expectancies due to deprivation and other measures
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Healthy Life Expectancy

Average number of years that a person can expect to live in "full health" taking into account disease
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Employment by workplace and residence

Comparing data about the location of employment and the residences of workers within the North East. Estimates of net in- and out-commuting.
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Population projections

Estimates of the future size and structure of the North East population
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Population estimates

Estimates of the number of North East residents, including breakdowns by age and local authority area
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Publications


The impact of COVID-19

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the North East COVID-19 Economic Response Group gathered data and intelligence to inform the region’s response to the crisis. These included:

  • Intelligence reports: Regular updates on the ongoing economic impacts of the pandemic and the path towards recovery. These contained quantitative evidence only
  • Sector deep dives: These collated economic and labour market intelligence relating to the immediate and longer timer impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on specific sectors in the North East
  • Case studies and reports: Targetted research and analysis looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the North East.

These documents can still be accessed via our COVID-19 page: