Hackney is among the most deprived local authorities in England and its smoking prevalence is comparatively high (see section 3.5). 3  Figure 1 shows that inequalities by deprivation also exist within Hackney, with residents in the most deprived quintile being 19% more likely to smoke than those in the least deprived quintile. However, it should be noted that GP recorded smoking prevalence in the least deprived quintile locally is still higher than national GP recorded prevalence rates. 4

Figure 1: Proportion of adult Hackney residents recorded as smokers by their GP, by local deprivation quintile (age 16+, 2016)

Source: Local service data extracted from the GP register by CEG, Blizard Institute, April 2016.

Notes: Data covers Hackney residents registered with a GP in Hackney, the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Local deprivation quintiles are computed over City, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Newham – the most deprived quintile is the most deprived 20% of areas over the four local authorities.

It is not possible to analyse use of SSS by deprivation quintile of residence, as we do not have SSS users’ addresses. However, data on occupation of SSS users is available and displayed in Figure 2. Here we see the largest numbers of service users in the ‘never worked/long-term unemployed’ category. Over a third (38%) of SSS users with occupation coded are either in this category or ‘sick/disabled and unable to work’, whereas just 11% of the total adult population in Hackney are in these occupation groupings. It is not possible to say from these local data whether the higher use of SSS in these groups is due to higher smoking prevalence, a greater likelihood of using such services, or both.

SSS users who are employed or retired are more likely to have successfully quit after four weeks (51-55%) than those who are otherwise not working (35-45%).

Figure 2: Number of Hackney SSS users, by occupation type (all ages, 2015/16)

Source: Local SSS data recorded through SONAR system, extracted July 2016.

Notes: Data covers all SSS based in Hackney, no information available on borough of residence.

References

  1. London Borough of Hackney, “A Profile of Hackney, its People and Place,” January 2016. [Online]. Available: http://hackney.gov.uk/media/2665/Hackney-profile/pdf/Hackney-Profile. [Accessed 28 October 2016].
  2. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].
  3. London Borough of Hackney, “A Profile of Hackney, its People and Place,” January 2016. [Online]. Available: http://hackney.gov.uk/media/2665/Hackney-profile/pdf/Hackney-Profile. [Accessed 28 October 2016].
  4. Public Health England, “Local Tobacco Control Profiles,” [Online]. Available: http://www.tobaccoprofiles.info/. [Accessed 26 August 2016].