Central locality

Map of Birmingham showing the area covered by the central locality

Central locality is made up of Hall Green and Selly Oak constituencies.

  • The Central locality has a population of approximately 229,099 (20.1%) of Birmingham’s population, with an average age of 35.3 years; this is higher for females (36.1 years) and lower for males (34.5 years). The locality has a large young population.
  • The 2011 census showed that 45% of this area’s population are made up of BAME groups (15% England).
  • During the last decade (2009 to 2019), life expectancy increased slightly for the Central locality, closing the gap compared to the England average. Women still live longer than men. The current life expectancy in the Central locality for females is 82.9 years and 78.3 years for males compared to England’s 83.4 and 79.8 years, respectively.
  • More than half of all deaths occurring before age 75 years in Hall Green were categorised as infant mortality (55.1%), followed by coronary heart disease (18.8%). However, hypertension diseases (13%) and pneumonia (11.6%) were two areas mentioned as main causes of early death.
  • Infant mortality makes up almost 55% of excess years of life lost for the Hall Green constituency and 7.5% in the Selly Oak constituency.
  • The locality had the third-best rates for the COVID vaccine with first, second and booster vaccine uptake at 69%, 62% and 40%, respectively.
  • Compared to England and Birmingham, the Central locality had a higher proportion of children living in absolute poverty (30.7%)
  • The admission rate in the Central locality (63 per 100,000) for violent crime was also similar to that across the city (64 per 100,000), however, this was much worse than that found in England (42 per 100,000)

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Central 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.

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