This section presents data on factors related to the health and wellbeing of young people and includes Young People’s Profiles and reports on teenage pregnancy for local authorities. It is maintained by the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network.

Key young people indicators

Including the Young People's Profiles, these indicators allow areas to see how they perform against the national average and against other local areas when considering the key public health outcomes for young people.

The Young People’s Profiles support Public Health England's report, Improving young people's health and wellbeing: a framework for public health which gives practical support to councillors, health and wellbeing boards, commissioners, and service providers.

 Health behaviours in young people

These indicators provide local authority level estimates for several topic areas, based on what 15 year olds themselves said about their attitudes to healthy lifestyles and risky behaviours (self-reported), including diet and physical activity, smoking, alcohol, use of drugs, bullying and wellbeing. For each topic area, the information is shown by gender, ethnicity, deprivation, sexuality, region and local authority.

The data in this tool has been collated from the What About YOUth 2014 (WAY 2014) survey. The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum identified gaps in data relating to the health and wellbeing of young people in the Public Health Outcomes Framework. As part of a direct response to this, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health to develop the WAY 2014 survey.

Other indicators

Other indicators related to young people.

All indicators

These indicators form a comprehensive set of indicators for the health of young people. Use the compare indicators section to plot correlation between any two indicators. Please note any correlation between the two indicators selected does not imply causation.


Supporting resources

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Unintentional injuries

  • Service planning reports for local government and PHE centres on reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years

Recent updates

December 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • Children in care
  • Homeless young people aged 16-24
  • Admissions for asthma for young people (aged 10 to 18, under 19 years)
  • Admissions for diabetes (children and young people aged under 19 years, children aged 10 to 18)
  • Admissions for epilepsy (children and young people aged under 19 years, young people aged 10 to 18
  • Children in the youth justice system (aged 10 to 14 years, 15 years, 16 years, 17 years) 

September 2017

As the Early Years profile has been updated; the following indicators in this profile have also been updated with more recent data:

  • A&E attendances (15-17 years; 15–19 years)
  • Emergency admissions (under 18 years; 0–19; 15–17; 15–19)
  • Elective admissions (under 18; 0–19; aged 15–17; age 15–19)

April 2017

These indicators have been updated with more recent data:

  • Under 16s conception rate / 1,000
  • Under 18 conceptions

February 2017

All National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network data transferred from ChiMat's Data Atlas to Public Health England's Fingertips website, and new Child and Maternal Health section launched.