Geographic divide in health, disability and unpaid care

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6 March 2023

The geographic divide in general health, disability and unpaid care: Census 2021

A graphic showing a map outline of England and Wales, with icons representing disability, health and unpaid care.

We explored Census 2021 data to create our latest feature article focusing on geographic differences in general health, disability, and unpaid care across England and Wales.

High rates of bad health, disability, and unpaid care indicate a greater level of health and social care need and could indicate that interventions are needed in these areas, such as increased service provision.

The narrative takes you on a visual tour highlighting changes since 2011 and differences between areas. You can then find the full story for your local area using an interactive map.

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