Insight e-bulletin - June 2018

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Insight e-bulletin — June 2018

Coventry's Population Estimate — 2017

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently published the population estimates for mid-2017.

  • Coventry's population estimate for mid-2017 was 360,100 residents, showing an increase of 6,900 (1.9%) from mid-2016 figures.
  • Coventry is the seventh fastest growing local authority in the UK.
  • The median age of Coventry's residents is 32.3 years, which is notably younger than England's average of 39.8 years.

For detailed analysis of changes in Coventry's population estimate and the reasons behind them, see this report.

    Oral Health Survey of Five-year-old Children — 2017

    Source: National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England, Public Health England

    The oral health of five-year-old children is not only indicative of their distress and the impact on productivity (ie time taken off school and work), but is also an early measure of the effectiveness of interventions designed to improve parenting, children's weight, health, and diet. This Oral Health Survey measures both the prevalence and severity of dental decay:

    • Prevalence: 30.7% of Coventry children taking part in the survey had experience of dental decay, where at least one tooth was decayed to dentinal level, extracted, or filled because of caries. This is statistically higher than England and West Midlands region levels.
    • Severity: For the 30.7% of Coventry children mentioned above, on average, 3.4 teeth (17% of their 20 primary teeth) are decayed, missing (due to decay), or filled. Coventry figures are statistically similar to that of England and West Midlands region.

    The accompanying report provides further comparisons by ethnic background, and by inequalities due to deprivation over time.

    Child Development Outcomes at Age 2 to 2½ — Q3 2017/18

    Source: Public Health England

    Child Development Outcomes measure children aged between two and two and a half for their communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and social/emotional (personal-social) skills. 

    • About 76% of Coventry children who were reviewed demonstrated skills that were at (or above) the expected level in all five dimensions of development. This is not statisically different to England's figures, but is notably better than that of West Midlands.
    • With the exception of fine motor skills, Coventry children performed notably better in all other dimensions than children in England and West Midlands.