Health and wellbeing facts and figures

In terms of depravation the Department for Communities and Local Government published Index of Multiple deprivation indicates that some area of Blackburn are in the top 10% deprived but the variation in depravation fluctuates as some communities, especially those within rural areas are amongst the least deprived.

Blackburn with Darwen is a relatively deprived borough, and the health of people in the borough lags behind the England average on a range of indicators. Life expectancy rates for the borough remain below national levels.

Within Blackburn with Darwen itself, there are considerable differences in life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas of the borough

A comprehensive summary of health and wellbeing issues facing residents of the borough can be found in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and the Public Health Annual Report.