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Living and working well

Living and working well


NHS Health Checks

36%

The percentage of people taking up their NHS Health Check invite between 2018/19 and 2022/23

Mental Health

15.0%

The prevalence of people in Oldham recorded as having depression. (2022/23)

Obesity

71.8%

The percentage of overweight or obese adults. (2021/22)

Smoking

10.9%

The percentage of adults in Oldham who smoke. (2021/22)


Our 'Living and working well' section reports on the health needs of those who are of working age, traditionally 16-64 in the UK. A positive and supportive social, economic and physical environment will help to encourage better health and wellbeing outcomes for people of working age.

NHS Health Checks

  • A health check for adults in England is offered to anyone from the ages of 40 to 74 in Oldham 36% of people took up their NHS Health Check invite between 2018/19 and 2022/23. This is lower than the England average of 42.3%.
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Source: OHID


Obesity & Healthy Eating

  • Oldham has had a consistently higher proportion of adults classified as overweight or obese compared to the national average. The latest figures highlight that 71.8% of adults in Oldham are classified as overweight or obese. This is higher than the England average of 63.8% (2021/2022)
  • 24.2% of people (adults) in Oldham meet the recommended '5-a-day' on a usual day. This is lower than the England average of 32.5% (2021/22).
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Source: Active Lives Adult Survey

Physical Activity

  • The latest figures show that 62.7% of adults in Oldham are physically active, compared to 67.3% across England (2021/22).
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Source: Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (based on the Active Lives Adult Survey, Sport England) 

Alcohol

  • Due to the demographics of its population Oldham sees less alcohol admissions compared to the national rate. The latest figures show 406 Admission Episodes for Alcohol related Conditions in Oldham per 100,000 in 2021/22. This is lower than the England average of 494 per 100,000.
  • Despite the lower rate of admissions for alcohol, Oldham sees a higher rate of mortality due to alcohol. The latest data shows there were 56 per 100,000 alcohol related deaths in 2021. This is higher than the England average of 38.5 per 100,000.
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Source: OHID

Smoking
  • Over the last decade smoking rates have fallen in Oldham and across England however smoking rates in Oldham remain consistently higher than the national rate. The latest data shows that 10.9% of adults in Oldham are smokers. This is similar to the England average of 12.7% (2022)
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Source: Annual Population Survey (APS), accessed via OHID

Drug Misuse
  • Oldham's rate of deaths from drug misuse were 5.4 per 100,000 in 2018-20, similar to the England rate of 5.0 per 100,000.
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Source:ONS

Sexual health

  • The STI diagnosis rate in Oldham is consistently lower than the national rate. The latest figures show Oldham's new STI diagnosis rate (excluding chlamydia for those aged under 25) for 2022 was 324 per 100,000, compared to the average rate in England of 496 per 100,000. However the STI testing rate is also consistently lower than the national average. The current rate is 2,225 per 100,000 in Oldham compared to 3,856 per 100,000 for England.
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Source: UKHSA

Mental health
  • In Oldham, 15.0% of residents aged 18+ are recorded as having depression. This is higher than the England average of 13.2% (2022/23). 
  • Oldham has a similar suicide rate compared to the national average. The latest data shows in Oldham the suicide rate was 8.3 per 100,000 compared to the national rate at 10.3 per 100,000 (2020-22).
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Source: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), NHS Digital /ONS


Carers
  • According to the 2021 Census, 9.2% of residents aged 5 and over look after, or give any help or support to, someone because they have long-term physical or mental health conditions or illnesses, or problems related to old age.
  • 3% of residents responded that they provide 50 or more hours of unpaid care per week.
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Source: Census 2021, ONS

Unemployment
  • Unemployment currently stands at 6.6% (May 2023). Oldham has the highest claimant rate in GM and a rate higher than England (3.8%).
  • Youth Unemployment currently stands at 9.3% (May 2023). Similarly to the general unemployment rate, Oldham is highest in GM and has a rate higher than the national average (4.9%).
Source: Oldham Council Monthly Labour Market Report

Learning Disabilities
  • The percentage of patients registered on GP practice registers as having a learning disability is higher in Oldham (0.7%) than England (0.6%) (2022/23).
Source: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), NHS Digital 

UK Armed Forces
  • 3.2% (5,941 people) of Oldham's 16+ population have served in the Armed Forces, according to the 2021 Census. This is lower than the national average of 3.8%.

Contact


Health and Wellbeing Board

Oldham Council

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