Plymouth profiles

Our JSNA includes three categories of profiles

Area profiles

Local area profiles have been produced by our Public Health Team using data available from within the Council and from nationally published sources. These profiles provide a summary of key indicators by various geographical areas of the city. They are useful in understanding the area itself and how it compares with the city as a whole.

Census 2011 profiles

Local profiles have been produced by our Public Health Team using data collected in the 2011 Census. These profiles provide a summary of the key findings from the 2011 census by various geographical areas of the city. They allow comparisons of local small-area data against Plymouth and England averages.

Two different types of Census 2011 profiles are available:

  • Summary profiles - key census statistics plus accompanying chart displays
  • Detailed profiles - comprehensive census statistics

Both types of profile are available at neighbourhood, ward, locality, children's centre catchment area, children's centre cluster group, and Livewell Southwest locality geographies.

Other relevant profiles

These profiles cover Plymouth and many have been produced by other organisation and agencies for example Public Health England. Some focus on specific age-groups or issues such as alcohol.

Together these give wide-ranging information about the characteristics of geographical populations across the city and the wider determinants of health affecting them.

Potential uses of the various JSNA profiles:

  • Aiding decision makers across the city - the information can be used as a basis for setting local policies, including those concerned with education, health, housing and transportation, and for commissioning services in each area according to the needs of the population.
  • Providing evidence that can be used in the preparation of bids and business cases
  • Adding to the tools already available to Councillors as part of a broader suite of information relating to the local communities they serve
  • Assisting service providers considering future development of their services
  • Supporting scrutiny by the public of local health and wellbeing information, plans, and commissioning recommendations
  • Supplying the voluntary and community sector with information to ensure that community needs and views are represented