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East locality

Map of Birmingham showing area covered by east locality

East locality is made up of Hodge Hill and Yardley constituencies.

  • In 2017 the total population of East locality was 242,000 people. 41% of the population are aged under 25 years, 11% of the population are aged 65 years or older.
  • The 2011 census showed that 50% of this area’s population are made up of BAME groups (15% England).
  • Life expectancy in East locality is lower than the national average. For males life expectancy at birth is 76.2 years (England 79.5) and females 80.6 years (England 83.1).
  • Lung cancer is the main cause of early death in this area.
  • Infant mortality is an area of concern: the rate was 9.4 per 1,000 live births during 2013 to 2015; this compares to 7.9 for Birmingham and 3.9 nationally.
  • Less than 1% of adults with a learning disability are in paid employment.
  • Highest prevalence of diabetes of all Birmingham localities.

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East locality is made of 2 constituencies:

Birmingham Public Health have produced health inequality infographics for each of Birmingham’s 69 wards:

Public Health reports for smaller area geographies such as wards and MSOA are available using Public Health England’s Local Health web tool.