The health and wellbeing of Northumberland residents covers topics such as life expectancy, disability and long term illness, incapacity and general health, and lifestyle
Life expectancy at birth for males was 79.2 years and 82.6 years for females, in Northumberland (2013/15).
The dependency ratio (proportion for older people, to people of working age) in Northumberland is 2.6 in 2015
Good health: 78.3% of residents in Northumberland (2011 Census) classed themselves as in either ‘good’ or ‘very good’ health, and 6.3% felt they were in ‘bad’ or ‘very bad’ health.
Long term health problems or disability: 9.8% of all residents in Northumberland felt their day-to-day activities were limited due to long-term health problems or disability, whereas 79.3% felt their day-to-day activities were not limited (2011 Census).
Fertility: The birth rate in Northumberland (per 1,000 of the population) in 2014 was 8.7, lower than the England figure of 12.2. The percentage of these live births outside of marriage or civil partnership was 55.5%.
Mortality: In 2014, the age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) for Northumberland was 984.3 deaths per 100,000 population compared to 946.7 for England.