Detailed needs assessments

Deprivation and Health Inequalities

inequalities scalesHealth inequalities are differences in health outcomes between people or groups due to social, geographical, biological or other factors.  The concept is related to but different from inequity which refers to unfair, avoidable differences arising from poor governance, corruption or cultural exclusion.

Inequalities do exist in Swindon and these differences have a huge impact, because they result in people who are worst off experiencing poorer health and shorter lives.

The following reports examine socio-economic inequality in Swindon with a primary focus on how this affects health and wellbeing outcomes.

The main aims of the reports are:

Reports to download


Indices of Deprivation

The English Indices of Deprivation provide data on relative deprivation for small areas in Swindon and nationally. Detailed and summary reports, interactive visualisations and Swindon electoral ward packs can be accessed via the link below.

The most recent version of the Indices was published in 2019.


Child Poverty

Childhood experiences lay the foundations for later life. While some children who grow up in low-income households will go on to achieve their full potential, many others will not.

The 2016 Child Poverty Needs Assessment for Swindon clarifies the distribution and characteristics of child poverty across their local areas and the extent and nature of the local challenge.

The assessment can be accessed via the Child Poverty page along with the latest published data:


Further resources


JSNA Annual Summary – Deprivation and Health Inequalities section

The JSNA Annual Summary contains a section on deprivation and health inequalities which can be accessed below. This summary page is only updated in March each year.



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