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Annual report of the Director of Public Health

2017/18 Report - The Art of Good Health

2017/18 - Reference list

2016/17 Report - Living well in a health city

2015/16 Report - Social media

2014/15 Report - Look inequality

2014/15 - Case studies

2014/15 - Ethnicity and employment table

2014/15 - Reference list

Equalities reports

Equalities in Brighton & Hove: Data snapshot for equalities groups across the city (May 2017)

Disability in Brighton & Hove: Full Report 2015

Disability in Brighton & Hove: Summary Report 2015

BME Communities in Brighton & Hove: Full Report 2015

BME Communities in Brighton & Hove: Summary Report 2015

Older People Profiles 2015 - West

Older People Profiles 2015 - Central

Older People Profiles 2015 - East

Primary Care Network (PCN) profiles

These early profiles provide information for PCNs across Sussex. Within each tab select the PCN network you are interested in. You can view charts by theme or select the summary table tab at the end to look at all the data in a tabular format. The profiles provide an initial set of comparative information based upon indicators within the Public Health England National GP Practice Profiles More information on the indicators are available at that link.

We will be developing these profiles over time so would welcome feedback on what you do, and do not like about them, and what other information you might like to see. Please email with any comments or suggestions.

Primary Care Network profiles

Primary Care Network map

Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)

The Indices of Deprivation 2019 (IoD 2019) was published on 26 September 2019

IoD 2019 replaces IoD 2015 as the official measure of deprivation in England.

IoD 2019 includes the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IMD 2019). 

IoD 2019 provides a relative ranking of areas across England (and therefore Brighton & Hove) according to their level of deprivation. It is based on the small area geography known as Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs). LSOAs have between 1,000 and 3,000 people living in them with an average population of 1,500 people.  There are 32,844 LSOAs in England and 165 in Brighton & Hove. This allows the identification of small pockets of deprivation at a geographical level lower than the ward.

The main output from IoD 2019 is the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) which is a composite index made up of seven ‘domains of deprivation’.

The seven domains of deprivation are;

  • Income Deprivation
  • Employment Deprivation
  • Education, Skills and Training Deprivation
  • Health Deprivation and Disability
  • Crime
  • Barriers to Housing and Services
  • Living Environment Deprivation

Headline finding from the IMD 2019

  • According to IMD 2019, Brighton & Hove is ranked 131 (out of 317) most deprived authority in England. IMD 2015 ranked Brighton & Hove 102 most deprived out of 326 authorities in England.
  • Of the 312 authorities where comparisons can be made between IMD 2019 and IMD 2015, Brighton and Hove’s improved ranking (29 places) is the seventh biggest improvement among all authorities and the joint best (with Exeter) outside of London.
  • Brighton & Hove’s most deprived area (ranked 294 out of 32,844) is in Whitehawk, in the areas around Whitehawk Road and Manor Hill
  • In total, five areas of the city are in the 1,000 most deprived areas in England.  Three areas are in East Brighton ward and two in Queens Park ward.  All five areas were in the 1,000 most deprived in IMD 2015.
  • Ranking Brighton & Hove’s 165 LSOA by national deprivation quintiles, shows that compared to 2015 we have five fewer areas in the most deprived quintile and 12 more areas in the least deprived quintile (see table below)

All the main data outputs from IoD 2019 can be found on Community Insight using the data link on the left side of the landing page. The full release, including all the data, background and FAQs can be found on the official government site

A full briefing and a summary of IoD 2019 will be available here shortly

IMD 2015: Short summary

IMD 2015 Full briefing

Local Area Profiles (LAP)

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Gambling 2019

Housing Strategy Supporting Data Analyses

Housing Strategy 2015: Supporting Data Analysis

Housing Strategy 2015: Family Housing Supporting Data Analysis

Taking Account

Taking Account is the economic and social audit of the community and voluntary sector in Brighton and Hove. This audit is repeated every five years. It is a robust piece of research which evidences the significant contribution that the community and voluntary sector makes to life in the city, and provides information about the support needs of the sector. The Taking Account 4 report was published in June 2019 and can be found at:

Suicide Prevention Strategy

Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019-20