This section contains Hertfordshire specific information. It includes a wide range of data sources, district profiles and strategic documents to help you identify the need for your projects and interventions.
There is a wealth of information you can access to help you gain an insight into your local area. Some examples are: demographics, prevalence of disease, areas of deprivation, life expectancy, physical activity levels, number of children accessing free school meals, levels of excess weight, reports on child mental health and much more.
There are some key websites and documents which contain Hertfordshire specific information. These are:
- Herts Insight website
This includes population profiles; wellbeing and health stats; economy, work and education profiles; housing and transport stats; local community profiles; and much more.
- Hertfordshire Matters
Understanding our local communities and the key social issues facing Hertfordshire’s residents is fundamental. The Hertfordshire Matters research provides evidence of need to support local groups and organisations as they seek to secure further funding.
- Active Lives Online
Sport England have recently updated their online tool and it’s now fully interactive so you can specifically select the data you want to see.
- Joint Strategic Needs Assessment website
Hertfordshire’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at the specific health and social care needs of our local population and points out areas of inequality. It helps public bodies decide what type of local services to commission. Have a look at the website to view the reports and new needs assessments in the pipeline.
- Hertfordshire Health Evidence website
This includes data briefings and profile reports, tartan rugs, maps, dashboards, data presentations and infographics. These can be found in the ‘Local health data hub’.
- PHE Fingertips
This provides tartan rugs that can compare region, county and districts for a number of PHE indicators.
This website provides maps and charts to summarise Hertfordshire population statistics.
We have put together a suite of factsheets on a range of topics to make the information easily accessible for you. These are listed below:
- Hertfordshire Active Lives Survey results
- Hertfordshire Children Active Lives Survey results
- Hertfordshire overweight and obesity levels in children
- Hertfordshire overweight and obesity levels in adults
- Hertfordshire deprivation
- Hertfordshire demographics
- Hertfordshire child mental health
Public Health England (PHE) produce health profiles annually for every district in England. These profiles provide a snapshot health summary which can be used to inform district priorities. The profiles for each of the districts are listed below:
- Broxbourne 2019
- Dacorum 2019
- East Herts 2019
- Hertsmere 2019
- North Herts 2019
- St Albans 2019
- Stevenage 2019
- Three Rivers 2019
- Watford 2019
- Welwyn Hatfield 2019
- Hertfordshire 2019
- Hertfordshire Child Health Profile 2020
County and district strategies
- Hertfordshire Public Health Strategy (2017-21)
- Hertfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy (2016-20)
- Hertfordshire Sport and Physical Activity Framework (2020)
- Herts Sports Partnership Strategic Plan (2017-21)
- Herts Sports Partnership Disability Sports Framework (2017-21)
- Hertfordshire Dementia Strategy (2015-19)
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy Hertsmere Borough Council (2018-2022)
- Healthy Stevenage Strategy, Stevenage Borough Council (2018-2022)
- St Albans City and District Health & Wellbeing Strategy (2018-2022)
- East Herts District Council Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2019-2023)
- Welwyn Hatfield Community Strategy (2015-2020)
- Health and Wellbeing Strategy Broxbourne Borough Council (2014-2017)
- Watford Sustainable Community Strategy (2006-2026)
- Dacorum – Physical Activity and Sport Strategy (2019-2024)
Active Lives survey
The Active Lives Survey is a national survey that measures the number of people taking part and volunteering in sport and physical activities. Results are published every six months. The most recent report was published on 23rd April 2020. To read the latest national report, click here. For more information about the Active Lives Survey, visit the Sport England website. To read the Hertfordshire Active Lives Survey results, click on the link in the topic factsheets list above.