The following selected resources can be used to provide insight into and support reduction in ageing inequalities. Includes sections: 'Inequalities Overview'; 'Ethnic Minorities'; 'Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+)' and 'Disabilities'.
- The COVID-19 Health Inequalities Monitoring in England tool (CHIME) to monitor the direct impacts of COVID-19, such as on mortality rates and hospital admissions, with data broken down by age, sex, ethnic group, deprivation level and region. Published by Public Health England.
- Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool - to monitor the wider impacts of COVID-19 across a range of relevant topics. The majority of indicators are broken down by age group, and many are broken down by deprivation level, ethnic group, region or other inequality measures. Published by Public Health England.
- COVID-19: public health - 'Health Inequalities' - other 'data tools' and further resources to support local areas'. A collaboration between Public Health England, the Local Government Association, Association of Directors of Public Health, NHS England & NHS Improvement.
- Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review (2020) produced by the UCL Institute of Health Equity and commissioned by the Health Foundation
- Excess mortality in English regions (2020) broken down by age, sex, upper tier local authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death published by Public Health England
- COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes (2020) report and accompanying data pack published by Public Health England
- Mitigating the wider health effects of covid-19 pandemic response (Douglas,M. et al, 2020) published in the Lancet. Includes a data supplement. (May need to right-click, copy & paste links in a different browser).
- Inequality Tools published by Public Health England. Use the 'Segment Tool' to explore the contributions of different causes of death & age groups to inequalities in life expectancy.
- Socioeconomic inequalities in avoidable mortality: England analysis – annual analysis published by the Office for National Statistics
- Inequalities in later life published by the Centre for Ageing Better
- Health Equity - collection of resources published by Public Health England
- Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance - "a partnership between voluntary sectors and the health and care system to provide a voice and improve the health and wellbeing for all communities" (may need to right-click, copy & paste link in a different browser)
- Ageing in coastal and rural communities - Exploring the factors underlying health inequalities for older men, older people from ethnic minorities, and older LGBTQ+ people (2021) published by Public Health England and Age UK
- Understanding and addressing inequalities in physical activity (2021) published by Public Health England
- UK Poverty 2020/21 (2021) - annual report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation
- In Focus: Experiences of Older Age in England (2020) - report and further resources focussing on the experiences of specific groups of older people (low income, BAME, carers, without children, physical health, mental health) published by Independent Age
- Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 Years On (2020) published by the Health Foundation
- Health inequalities in ageing in rural and coastal areas (2019) - an evidence summary published by Public Health England
- Health inequalities: place-based approaches to reduce inequalities (2019) - guidance published by Public Health England
- A different age: A snapshot of diverse later lives (2019) published by the International Longevity Centre UK
- Palliative and end of life care: hospital deaths 2006 to 2017 (2019) - variation and trends by age group and CCG, cause of death and place of death published by Public Health England
- Deaths in people aged 75 years and older in England in 2017 (2019) - variation and change by age group, sex, cause of death, place of death, deprivation and marital status published by Public Health England
- Health Profile for England: 2019 - includes chapter on inequalities in health published by Public Health England
- Health Matters: Ambitions to tackle persisting inequalities in cardiovascular disease (2019) published by Public Health England
- PHE Screening’s inequalities strategy (2018) published by Public Health England
- Inequalities Matter (2018) published by the International Longevity Centre UK
- Guidance - Health inequalities: reducing inequalities in local areas (2017) published by Public Health England
- Inequalities in later life: The issue and the implications for policy and practice (2017) published by the Centre for Ageing Better
- See also the Employment further resources section
- See also the Carers further resources section
Several resources in the Inequalities Overview section above highlight inequalities experienced by people from ethnic minority groups. The websites and publications below provide more focussed information:
Ethnic minorities - websites:
- Ethnicity facts and figures - including data on various health topics and wider determinants of health published by the Race Disparity Unit
- UK population by ethnicity - data based on the 2011 census published by the Office for National Statistics. Includes national and regional populations, with age breakdowns provided for England and Wales. ONS has produced later year modelled estimates by age and sex and down to local authority level but with strong caveats regarding use - see publications below.
- Ethnicity - various analyses undertaken by the Office for National Statistics
- NHS Race and Health Observatory - announcement May 2020 of the creation of a new research centre to investigate the impact of race and ethnicity on people’s health, to be hosted by the NHS Confederation (may need to right-click, copy & paste link in a different browser)
- Race Disparity Unit - part of the Cabinet Office with a role to "collect, analyse and publish government data on the experiences of people from different ethnic backgrounds" and "support government departments in driving change where disparities are found".
- Race Equality Foundation - "seek to explore discrimination and disadvantage, and use that knowledge to help overcome barriers and promote race equality in health, housing and social care"
Ethnic minorities - publications by year:
- Ethnicity coding in English health service datasets (Scobie, S., Spencer, J. & Raleigh, V, 2021) - a research report published by the Nuffield Trust and supported by the NHS Race and Health Observatory
- The report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (2021)
- Ethnic inequalities in health-related quality of life among older adults in England: secondary analysis of a national cross-sectional survey (Watkinson, R.E., Sutton, M. & Turner, A.J., 2021). The Lancet - Public Health, Vol 6 (3), E145-E154. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30287-5
- What do the latest analyses from ONS and PHE tell us about ethnic inequalities in COVID-19? (2020) - blog published on the Office for National Statistics website
- COVID-19: pre-existing health conditions and ethnicity (2020) published by Public Health England
- Updating ethnic contrasts in deaths involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), England and Wales: deaths occurring 2 March to 28 July 2020 (2020) published by the Office for National Statistics
- COVID-19: understanding the impact on BAME communities (2020) published by Public Health England. See also relevant links in the Indicators Overview - Covid-19 Inpact section at the top of this page.
- Population denominators by broad ethnic group and for White British, local authorities in England and Wales: 2011 to 2019 (2020) including by single age and sex published by the Office for National Statistics - but note caveats in the 'supporting information' document
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by ethnic group, England and Wales: 2 March 2020 to 10 April 2020 (2020) published by the Office for National Statistics
- Ethnicity and COVID-19: an urgent public health research priority (Pareek, M. et al, 2020) - correspondence published in the Lancet
- In Focus: Experiences of BAME older people (2020) published by Independent Age
- Research report on population estimates by ethnic group and religion (2019) published by the Office for National Statistics
- Population denominators by ethnic group, regions and countries: England and Wales, 2011 to 2018 (2018) - including by single age and sex published by the Office for National Statistics - but note caveats in the 'supporting information' document
- Guidance - Health inequalities: reducing ethnic inequalities (2018) published by Public Health England
- Dementia and black and minority ethnic carers (2018) published by the Race Equality Foundation
- Dementia and end of life care for black, Asian and minority ethnic communities (2018) published by the Race Equality Foundation
- Population estimates by ethnic group (2017) article on methods used to generate estimates published by the Office for National Statistics
- Evandrou, M. et al (2016). Ethnic inequalities in limiting health and self-reported health in later life revisited - published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ+)
- Sexual orientation, UK published by the Office for National Statistics - annual bulletin and accompanying data tables providing experimental population estimates by region, age, sex, marital status, ethnicity and socio-economic classification
- Subnational sexual identity estimates, UK: 2013 to 2015 (2017) published by the Office for National Statistics - experimental estimates but only for a limited number of local authorities due to sample sizes
Disabilities - regularly updated data sources:
Disabilities - publications by year:
Disabilities - general websites: