The Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Profile can be used to examine the health and care of older people across local authorities in England. This tool enables identification, comparison and monitoring of trends through interactive charts of 41 indicators.                                                           

The profile is designed to support those responsible for delivering strategies for prevention and early intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults, as well as those providing evidence and intelligence to support the development of Joint Strategic Needs Assessments for their local area. The information provided is also likely to be of use to a wide range of organisations with an interest in the health and care of older people.

The indicators presented in this profile underline the scope to improve health outcomes by ensuring that all older people receive the opportunities, care and support delivered in the best-performing localities. 

Please note: Work is underway to transform this product into a 'Productive Healthy Ageing Profile' to be launched 7 May 2019 and then developed further over time.

The aim is to increase and improve the range of indicators on healthy ageing, including ways of identifying and monitoring trends in inequalities. This work is exploring options for developing indicators using data from a wide range of sources, including data described in the Older People's Mental Health Data Catalogue.


Recent updates

April 2019

Dementia prevalence indicator updated to December 2018 and dementia emergency admissions indicator updated to 2017/18.

February 2019

PHOF  indicator 0.1ii Life expectancy at 65 has been updated to 2015-17. PHOF indicator 0.2iii Inequality in life expectancy at birth has been updated to 2015-17. PHOF indicator 4.14i Hip fractures in age 65+ has been updated to 2017-18. 3 indicators - rate of deaths in age 65+ due to cardiovascular disease, cancer and respiratory disease - have been revised and updated for years 2010-12 to 2015-17.

November 2018

PHOF indicator 3.03xiii Population vaccination coverage - PPV has been updated to 2017/18. PHOF indicator 4.15ii Excess winter deaths (single year, age 85+) has been updated to Aug 2016 - Jul 2017. PHOF indicator 4.15iv Excess winter deaths (3 years, age 85+) has been updated to Aug 2014 - Jul 2017. PHOF indicator 1.17 Fuel poverty has been updated to 2016. Suicide crude rate 65+ years: per 100,000 (5 year average) (Male) updated for 2012-2016 and 2013-2017. Supporting information - % population aged 65+ has been updated to 2017.

September 2018

Older People's Mental Health Data Catalogue, with a focus on depression, added as a link on the Introduction page

August 2018

PHOF indicator 3.03xiv Population vaccination coverage - flu (aged 65+) has been updated to 2017/18. PHOF indicator 2.22v Cummulative percentage of eligible population aged 40-74 who received an NHS Health Check has been updated to include the five year period 2013/14 - 2017/18.

July 2018

Supporting information showing the population aged 65 and over has been updated to use revised mid-year estimates published by ONS. Percentage of deaths in usual place of residence among people aged 65 years and over has been updated to 2016.

May 2018

PHOF indicator 4.12i Preventable sight loss - age related macular degeneration (AMD) has been updated to 2016/17.

April 2018

CIPFA have updated their Nearest Neighbours Model in 2018, resulting in amended peer groups for local authorities. These new benchmarking groups have been implemented in Fingertips from April 2018.

March 2018

Dementia: recorded prevalence (aged 65+) has been updated to Sept 2017.

February 2018

PHOF indicators relating to life expectancy at 65, health-related quality of life age 65+ and hip fractures age 65+ have been updated.

November 2017 / December 2017

All Mortality based indicators have been updated to reflect the 2016 data release.  A number of PHOF indicator have also been updated and these changes are reflected too. 

February 2017

Profile domains have been altered to the following; Area Summary; Interventions; Safe and Positive Experiences; Equality.

A new indicator ‘% clients aged 65+ receiving Self Directed Support’ has been added to the profile.

A number of indicators, previously split across three age bands (65-74, 75-84 and 85+ years) have been consolidated into one 65+ indicator. These are: ‘Deaths from Circulatory Disease, Persons, DSR 65+’; ‘Deaths from Cancer, Persons, DSR 65+’; ‘Deaths from Respiratory Disease, Persons, DSR 65+’; ‘% of Deaths at Usual Place of Residents 65+’; ‘% of total population 65+’.

April 2016

First version released