St Helens has a population of approximately 180,000 people.
In the 2019 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), St Helens was ranked as the 26th most deprived local authority in England out of 317. Its relative position has deteriorated since the 2015 IMD.
Almost a quarter of St Helens residents live in the 10% most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.
Average life expectancy is 77.5 for males and 81 for females – both below the England average.
The main causes of premature death for under 75s in 2019 were: cancers, circulatory disease and respiratory disease.
Admissions to hospital for alcohol harm is the eighth highest in the north west; 13% of adults smoke; more than 2 in 3 adults are overweight or obese; 1 in 5 adults is physically inactive and less than 50% eat the recommended '5 a day'.
• support people at risk from self-harm
• reduce alcohol dependency
• improve personal wellbeing
• support healthy eating choices in the borough
• encourage residents to lead a more active lifestyle
• improve healthy life expectancy in the borough
• support people to live independently
• reduce social isolation and loneliness
• embed multi-sector working in the borough's four localities and networking
St Helens Cares website
Health, social care and wellbeing information
Assessment of current and future health and care needs
Commissioning policies are being reviewed to look at how they can be made the same for all Places
Data and statistics