To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the population in the city of (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Leeds, (d) Newcastle, (e) Bristol, (f) Southampton and (g) Nottingham has a long-term medical condition.
20 October 2014
The Department does not have the information available in the format requested. In total, more than 15 million people in England have a long-term condition.
However, the Office for National Statistics ‘2011 Census: Long-term health problem or disability, local authorities in the United Kingdom’ has data relating to the number of people with disabilities which limit their 'Day-to-day activities'. This is defined as ‘any health problem or disability (including problems related to old age) which has lasted or is expected to last for at least 12 months.’ The Data for Bristol, Southampton and Nottingham is from unitary authorities (UA) and is presented in the following format1:
Day-to-day activities limited a lot (%)
Day-to-day activities limited a little (%)
Day-to-day activities not limited
Newcastle upon Tyne
Bristol, City of UA