Sunday, October 30, 2005
Some stats on our region
Some stats about our area from Scarborough Borough Council "All together better"
- 27.5% of the population are aged over 60, compared with an average of
20.9% nationally. Only 21.9% of the population are aged between 20 and 39,
compared to 28.1% nationally
- The highest rate of teenage pregnancy in North Yorkshire, and the highest infant
Here's some more...a report entitle "our region our health"
- There are 1,800 extra deaths each year in Yorkshire and Humber compared to the
national average. On average, people die earlier in this region than elsewhere and
there is no indication that this inequality is decreasing.
- 29% of Yorkshire and Humber wards are in Englands top 20% most deprived.
Children are much more likely to live in low income or workless households.
- Road traffic accidents are the most significant cause of death in the 1-19 age groups.
- Males aged 1-19 years are almost twice as likely to die from an accidental injury as females in
the same age group.
- In Yorkshire and Humber region, the death rate from accidental injury in those aged 0-14 years
is strongly associated with socio-economic status (Figure 7).
- The Teenage Pregnancy Unit estimate that there were nearly 7,000 mothers aged under 20 years
in the Yorkshire and Humber Region in 2001.
- There were 4,434 conceptions under the age of 18 years in the Yorkshire & Humber Region in
- There were 1,632 live births to women aged under 18 years in 2002.
- It is clear that meeting the target of 60% of teenage mothers participating in education,
employment or training by 2010 remains a significant challenge.
- Levels of educational attainment in Yorkshire and Humber lag behind most other regions, and six of our districts have particular challenges in ensuring that children achieve five or more GCSE passes graded A+-C.
- Yorkshire & Humber region has the second lowest levels of literacy and numeracy among adults in the English regions
- The region educates a large number of graduates (over 26,000 per annum), but only 42% remain in the region. This compares with London and the South East who import 40% more graduates than are educated there.
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