As mentioned previously, households in Hackney experience some of the highest levels of overcrowding in the country, and the City is also adversely affected (see the Local Data section on Housing Conditions).

A good source of comparison data for other health risks associated with housing conditions is the Public Health Outcomes Framework. 2 This provides comparable data for other local authorities (and London and England as a whole) in relation to households in temporary accommodation, excess winter deaths, fuel poverty, and injuries due to falls at home in people aged 65 and over.

This data source reveals that:

  • the rate of injuries due to falls in people age 65+ in Hackney and the City combined are higher (worse) than the England and London averages
  • fuel poverty is lower (better) than the regional or national averages in Hackney and especially the City
  • the rate of excess winter deaths is comparable in Hackney and the City (again, data is combined for the two areas).

Comparison data for injuries due to falls in the over 65s and fuel poverty are presented for illustrative purposes in Figure 10 and Figure 11.

Figure 12 also reveals that the rate of injuries due to falls in Hackney and the City has increased in recent years, while trends across London and England have remained broadly stable.

Figure 10: Injuries due to falls in people aged 65+ (rate per 100,000 population) – comparison with statistical peers, London and England 2014/15

Figure 10: Injuries due to falls in people aged 65+ (rate per 100,000 population) – comparison with statistical peers, London and England 2014/15

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework

Figure 11: Percentage of population in fuel poverty – comparison with statistical peers, London and England 2013

Figure 11: Percentage of population in fuel poverty – comparison with statistical peers, London and England 2013

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework

Figure 12: Injuries due to falls (rate per 100,000 population) – changes over time

Figure 12: Injuries due to falls (rate per 100,000 population) – changes over time

Source: Public Health Outcomes Framework

References

  1. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Hackney”.
  2. Public Health England, “Public Health Outcomes Framework: Hackney”.