Insight e-bulletin January 2020

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Insight e-bulletin January 2020

In this issue:

Cities Outlook 2020

Source: Centre for Cities

 The Centre for Cities have published their annual health check report on UK cities, Cities Outlook 2020.

This year’s report focuses on air quality and the impact of air pollution on people’s health. There is a south/north divide, cities and large towns in the south of England do worse than others across multiple indicators. The sources of air pollution vary across cities, but transport and the burning of wood and coal are found to be the biggest contributors. It is estimated that about 1 in 19 deaths in the UK’s largest cities and towns are related to long term exposure to one pollutant, PM2.5 (small particulate matter).

Main findings for Coventry:

  • There were 30 days in 2018 when pollution in Coventry rose to levels affecting those with lung or heart problems, ranking Coventry in the middle of all cities (modelled by the Met Office Daily Air Quality Index, based on five key pollutants).
  • The report asserts that Coventry ranks the third highest amongst 63 cities for the proportion of monitored roads with excessive NO2 concentrations’.
  • 98% of monitored roads in Coventry have PM2.5 emissions above the World Health Organisation's guidelines.
  • It is estimated that in 2017 156 deaths in Coventry were related to PM2.5, amounting to about 1 in every 18 deaths, slightly higher than the average for large cities and towns.

In order to compare cities with each other, Centre for Cities has used modelled data.
Read more about locally measured air pollution data on Coventry.

For the latest data on economic indicators for Coventry, download the Coventry Factsheet. Coventry is ranked as the fastest growing city by population with a growth rate of 1.8% from 2017-18. Coventry continues to be the city with the second highest number of published patent applications per 100,000 population, next only to Cambridge.

Use the interactive data tool to see how Coventry compares to other cities.

English Indices of Deprivation 2019

Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government; Insight, Coventry City Council

The English Indices of Deprivation (IoD) were updated in September 2019. They are the key data source to understand deprivation experienced in all neighbourhoods in England and are updated every 4 years.

The data shows there has been relative improvement in most of Coventry’s neighbourhoods since the last edition of the indices. Download a full summary of what is says about Coventry and its neighbourhoods in detail.

Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) update

Source: Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) has updated the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) data tool in November 2019. See Coventry's profile.

Some indicators have been removed and new or replacement indicators have been added to the PHOF. Some of the new findings include:

  • Coventry's disability free life expectancy at birth for both males and females in 2015-17 is statistically similar to England's.
  • The gap in the employment rate between those with a long-term health condition and the overall employment rate in 2018/19 for Coventry is higher than in recent years and it is worse than the England average.
  • Smoking status amongst new mothers at time of delivery for Coventry in 2018/19 has improved from last year and is statistically similar to England’s.

Take a look at the full list of updated indicators.

The following profiles were also updated in conjunction:

Headline statistics – January 2020

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

Two pages of indicators curated to give a picture of Coventry and its residents. 

Figures have been updated for deaths and mortality, employment and unemployment, businesses, recorded crime, children and young people and housing.

Read the metadata to learn more about the indicators' context and methodology.