Health Profile for England

The Health Profile for England report is the first time Public Health England has used its wealth of population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. People are living longer than ever – life expectancy in England has now reached 79.5 years for males and 83.1 years for females. However, much of the extra time is spent in poor health.

A major theme of the ‘Health Profile for England’ report is health inequalities: in the richest areas, people enjoy nearly 20 more years in good health than people in the poorest areas. The ‘Health Profile for England’ report covers life expectancy, major causes of death, morbidity trends, European comparisons, inequality in health, social determinants of health and current health protection issues.