Adults

The ‘official’ measure of local smoking prevalence is based on the Annual Population Survey.  Based on prevalence rates reported in the most recent survey (2015), it is estimated that roughly 43,000 adult residents of Hackney smoke (Table 1).

Table 1: Estimated number of Hackney adult residents who smoke (age 16+, 2016)
Prevalence Estimated number
Hackney 20.5% 43,132

Source: Annual Population Survey (2014/15) prevalence6 applied to GLA SHLAA population projections7

Young people

Based on survey data, it is estimated that around 160 15 year old residents of Hackney smoke regularly or occasionally. A much larger number – around 640 – are estimated to use other tobacco products, including shisha (Table 2).

Nationally, 5% of 11-15 year olds report being occasional or regular smokers, but we do not have robust local estimates for smoking prevalence in this age group. 8  As for 15 year olds, it is likely that local prevalence is lower (see Comparisons with other areas and over time section), but as a crude estimate, applying this national prevalence rate to the resident population gives an estimate of 2,800 11-15 year old residents in Hackney who currently smoke.

Table 2: Estimated number of Hackney residents age 15 who smoke (2016)
Prevalence (City and Hackney combined) Hackney estimated number
Current smokers 5.8% 157
Regular smokers 3.4% 92
Occasional smokers 3.2% 87
Use of e-cigarette 9.7% 262
Use of other tobacco products 23.6% 639

Source: What About YOUth survey (2014/15) prevalence9 applied to GLA SHLAA population projections10

 

References

  1. Office for National Statistics, Social Survey Division, “Annual Population Survey, April 2014 – March 2015,” UK Data Service, 2016.
  2. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.
  3. NHS Digital, “Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People In England – 2014,” 2015.
  4. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.
  5. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.
  6. Office for National Statistics, Social Survey Division, “Annual Population Survey, April 2014 – March 2015,” UK Data Service, 2016.
  7. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.
  8. NHS Digital, “Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People In England – 2014,” 2015.
  9. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.
  10. Greater London Authority, “GLA 2015 Round SHLAA-based Capped Household Size Model Population Projections,” 2016.