Figure 1 shows that Hackney has a higher proportion of current adult smokers than London or England (based on the ‘official’ measure of smoking prevalence), and is at the higher end of its statistical peers.  No comparable data on the ‘official’ measure of smoking prevalence are available for the City.

PHE also publish comparable data on GP recorded smoking prevalence (as presented elsewhere in this section). These data show similar patterns to the ‘official’ measure, except that GP recorded smoking prevalence is higher across all areas and Hackney has the highest rates of all its statistical peers on this measure.  The City’s GP recorded smoking prevalence rate is much lower than the England and London average (11% compared with 19% and 18%, respectively).

Figure 2 shows that national and London prevalence rates have declined since 2012, but there is too much statistical uncertainty around Hackney’s data to conclude whether similar patterns have been observed locally (similar trend data are not available for GP recorded smoking prevalence).

Figure 1: Estimated proportion of adults who are current smokers (age 18+, 2015)

Source: Annual Population Survey, analysis by Public Health England

Notes: Value not available for City of London

Figure 2: Estimated proportion of adults who are current smokers (age 18+, 2012-2015)

Source: Annual Population Survey, analysis by Public Health England

Notes: Value not available for City of London