Introduction

This page contains data on health inequalities at England and local level. 

CHIME, the Health Inequalities Dashboard and the Segment Tool are interactive web tools which can be accessed via the links below. Some additional data and resources are also provided on this page. 

COVID-19 Health Inequalities Monitoring for England tool (CHIME)

The CHIME tool brings together data relating to the impacts of COVID-19, for factors such as mortality rates, hospital admissions, confirmed cases, vaccinations and life expectancy. It presents inequality breakdowns, including by age, sex, ethnic group, level of deprivation, population density and region.

Access the CHIME tool here

Health Inequalities Dashboard

The Health Inequalities Dashboard provides information to monitor progress on reducing inequalities within England. It presents measures of inequality for 19 key indicators, the majority drawn from the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The dashboard measures trends in each indicator since a baseline period, with longer term data provided where these are available.

Access the Health Inequalities Dashboard here 

Segment Tool

The Segment Tool provides information on the causes of death and age groups that are driving inequalities in life expectancy at local area level. Targeting the causes of death and age groups which contribute most to the life expectancy gap should have the biggest impact on reducing inequalities.

Access the Segment Tool here 

Additional resources

To provide further understanding of local authority trends in life expectancy, an Excel file comparing current estimates with a range of earlier time periods has been produced. This file also highlights that current life expectancy in some areas is still lower than the average life expectancy in England 10, 15 and 20 years ago, and can be downloaded here.

To provide further understanding of geographic inequalities in life expectancy, and some of the other indicators in the Health Inequalities Dashboard, a set of maps has also been produced. The PowerPoint file can be downloaded here.