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West locality | Local area health profiles | Birmingham City Council

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West locality

Map of Birmingham showing area covered by west locality

West locality is made up of Ladywood and Perry Barr constituencies.

  • In 2017 the total population of West locality was 258,700 people. 41% of the population are aged under 25 years, 9% of the population are aged 65 years or older.
  • The 2011 census showed that 67% of this area’s population are made up of BAME groups (15% England).
  • Life expectancy in West locality is lower than the national average. For males life expectancy at birth is 76.3 years (England 79.5) and females 81.5 years (England 83.1).
  • Coronary heart disease is the main cause of early death in this area.
  • Infant mortality is an area of concern: the rate was 9.0 per 1,000 live births during 2013 to 2015; this compares to 3.9 nationally.
  • 28% of 10-11 year olds are obese in this locality. The highest prevalence in Birmingham.
  • West locality has the highest number of A&E attendances.
  • The death rate for diabetes is significantly higher than the Birmingham and national rates.

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West 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.