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Indicator correction - 06/08/2019

The following indicator has been corrected:

This indicator has been corrected due to an issue found with how the data was originally produced. The following areas have had revisions to the total aggregated residential population inside Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs), which has then adjusted their proportion of population living within AQMAs:

Also, for areas in which the proportion is shown to be over 100%, the proportion of population living within AQMAs has been capped at 100%. A note has also been placed on these areas to specify that there is a data quality issue with the value.

The change log for the Public Health Dashboard, which includes information on previous indicator updates and information related to changes in the data, can be accessed here.

The purpose of the dashboard is to support local decision-making by bringing existing comparative data into one place and making it accessible and meaningful to a wide audience. 

The dashboard currently provides summary data on: 

Click here for more details on the criteria for including service areas and indicators.

For each theme, there is one combined (summary rank) indicator made up of several different component indicators.  Based on this, each local authority in each of the service areas have been given a ranking and category description about how local delivery compares with all other local authorities and on a like-for-like basis. 

 *The air quality service area contains just one interim indicator, which is presented in its original form – this indicator has not been transformed or ranked.

 Click here for more details on the methods used to calculate the summary ranks and the categories. 

The indicator rationale document and the indicator metadata document provide additional information on each of the service areas and component indicators. 

Trends for the component indicators are available at

The dashboard builds on and complements our existing products, especially the Local Health Profiles and the Public Health Outcomes Framework which both provide a large amount of information on the public’s health in local places

Air Quality

The Air Quality indicator was added to the public health dashboard in July 2018.

The air quality team have recommended a two-phased approach for the inclusion of an air quality indicator in the Dashboard. The first phase is the release of the interim indicator. The second phase (longer-term) is the development of a summary rank measure.


LAs can be shown in relation to their nearest statistical neighbours, as defined by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA, 2018), or by deprivation decile. 


We asked users for their comments and feedback to help shape and refine the dashboard.  A summary of the comments and feedback received is presented in the report Public Health Dashboard: Summary of feedback received and next steps.

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