Isle of Wight Facts and Figures

Factsheets and Figuresheets

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Please note: The information and data contained within these factsheets and data sets is continually being reviewed - if you wish to find out whether more recent information is available please contact us using 'send a message to service' found in the contact tab above.

Public Health England's 'Health Profile 2016' for the Isle of Wight can be viewed here (website) (Released 6 September 2016)

Public Health England Healthier Lives interactive profiles can be viewed here (website)

The Public Health Outcomes Framework for the Isle of Wight can be viewed here (website)

The Rural Services Network publishes an Isle of Wight profile here (website)

Births and Healthy Start to Life

This factsheet highlights key information on  births, low birth weight, fertility rates and infant mortality.

Births & Healthy Start to Life factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 454KB, 3 pages).

Breastfeeding and Smoking in Pregnancy

This factsheet offers an insight into relating to levels of breastfeeding on the Island and rates of smoking in pregnancy.

Breastfeeding and Smoking in Pregnancy factsheet September 2016 (PDF, 1MB, 7 pages).


This factsheet covers the four most common forms of cancer; breast, lung, colorectal and prostate.

Cancer factsheet June 2015 (PDF, 570KB, 5 pages).

More information is available on the Public Health Cancer Intelligence Network website. To visit the website please click here. 

Cardiovascular Disease

This factsheet covers aspects relating to circulatory disease,chronic heart disease, stroke and hypertension.

Cardiovascular Disease factsheet September 2014 (PDF, 428KB, 4 pages) 


This factsheet highlights key information relating to vulnerable children on the Isle of Wight.

Vulnerable Groups (Children) factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 426KB, 8 pages).  

The National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network (CHIMAT) publish an annual child health profile for the Isle of Wight, the most recent ones are below:

Child Health Profile 2016 (PDF, 128KB, 4 pages)

Child Health Profile 2015 (PDF, 128KB, 4 pages) 

Children and Young People's Survey 2015

This report highlights key findings and analysis of the Children and Young People's survey 2015, carried out on the Isle of Wight among children in years 6, 8 and 10.

Children and Young People's Survey 2015 Report (PDF, 1.12 MB, 30 pages)

The 'What about YOUth? (WAY) survey is a national lifestyle study of 15-year-olds in England, and the following report summarises the responses from the Isle of Wight, it is not a direct comparison to the Children's and Young People's survey data above, but is a useful part of the overall picture.

Health Behaviours Summary March 2016

Community Safety

The Community Safety Partnership produces a strategic assessment of community safety on the Isle of Wight, including crime figures, youth offending, road traffic accidents, fires, environmental health and trading standards data.  You can find out more about the Community Safety partnership here (webpage)

This presentation contains a summary of the main data from the Community Safety Partnership Strategic Assessment 2015 which is available below:

Community Safety Partnership 2015 data presentation (PDF, 1.9MB, 31 pages)

Community Safety Partnership 2015 Strategic Assessment  (PDF, 2.95MB, 41 pages).

Demographics and Population

This factsheet offers an insight to the population of the Isle of Wight, including the geography of the Island, latest population estimates (including age bands and gender splits), population change, and population projections.

Demographics & Population Factsheet November 2015 (PDF, 382KB, 4 pages)

This figuresheet gives the latest local area population statistics (for Mid-20134 from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) (website). This gives the Island population; broken down into age bands (for males and females), by single years of age (between 0 and 90 plus years). .Also included are population changes, and population by Electoral Wards and LSOA.

Population Statistics figuresheet mid-2014 estimates (PDF, 408KB, 9 pages) (latest available as at 05/07/16 - for an excel version of the figuresheet please contact us using the contacts tab at the top of the page.)

Population Statistics figuresheet mid-2013 estimates (PDF 307KB, 9 pages)


IMD 2015 Factsheet (PDF, 473KB, 4 pages)

IMD 2015 Overall ranking by domain datasheet (PDF, 190KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Difference in ranking 2010-2015 datasheet (PDF, 175KB, 2 pages)

These information sheets give information regarding the seven domains of deprivation and the overall calculation for the 2015 release including maps of relative deprivation.

IMD 2015 Overall information sheet (PDF, 380KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Income Deprivation domain information sheet (PDF, 462KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Employment Deprivation domain information sheet (PDF, 465KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Education, Skills & Training Deprivation domain information sheet (PDF, 381KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Health Deprivation & Disability domain information sheet (PDF, 379KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Crime domain information (PDF, 382KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Barriers to Housing & Services Deprivation domain information sheet (PDF, 444KB, 2 pages)

IMD 2015 Living Environment domain information sheet (PDF, 440KB, 2 pages)

The original government data is available to view here (webpage).


This factsheet looks at diabetes on the Island.

Diabetes factsheet March 2014 (PDF, 401KB, 3 pages). 


This factsheet highlights disabilities on the Island including visual impairment, hearing impairment and learning disabilities.

Disability factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 530KB, 7 pages).

Drugs and Alcohol

This factsheet looks at issues related to drug and alcohol misuse including impact on health, hospital admissions, crime and treatment.

Drugs & Alcohol factsheet June 2016 (PDF, 1.09MB, 8 pages)


The NOMIS (ONS labour market statistics) profile for the Isle of Wight can be viewed by clicking here (website)

Stat-Xplore provides a guided way to explore DWP benefit statistics, currently holding data relating to Housing Benefit claimants, the number of National Insurance Number (NINo) registrants entering the UK from overseas, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) sanction decisions, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Universal Credit (UC). The page can be viewed by clicking here (website).


This factsheet highlights the 2014/15 results for Early Years, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, GCSEs and A-Levels. There is also information about average class size, school absence rates, 16 to 18 year old NEET statistics (Not in education, employment or training) and qualifications of those aged 16-64.

Education & Skills factsheet (2014-15 results) November 2016 (PDF, 1.2 MB, 8 pages)

Education & Skills factsheet (2013-14 Results) September 2015 (PDF, 1.0MB, 8 pages) 

The following link takes you to information on the digital connectivity of the Isle of Wight and the rest of England. Click here to view the Digital exclusion heat map (webpage).

Excess Weight and Nutrition

This factsheet highlights key information about adult and childhood excess weight (including obesity), healthy eating, maternal obesity and related issues such as diabetes and physical activity.

Excess Weight and Nutrition Factsheet June 2016 (PDF, 1.3MB, 7 pages) 

Public Health England publish a wide range of information about obesity and excess weight on the National Obesity Observatory (NOO) website here (website)

Equality and Diversity

This factsheet explores the Island’s ‘diversity’. The characteristics of diversity (as defined in the Equality Bill 2010) on the Isle of Wight are discussed, including; Age, Gender, Ethnicity, Religion, Disability, Transgender Status, Sexual Orientation and Pregnancy & Maternity, as well as Marriage & Civil Partnerships.

Equality & Diversity factsheet September 2015 (PDF, 795KB, 6 pages).

This link takes you to the detailed breakdown of the equality and diversity make-up of the Isle of Wight Council workforce.

Isle of Wight Council Workforce Profile 2014/15 (website).

Fuel Poverty and Excess Winter Deaths

This factsheet provides detail on fuel poverty, energy efficiency, the cost of energy against household income and Excess Winter Deaths.

Fuel Poverty factsheet March 2014 (PDF, 662KB, 4 pages). 


This factsheet highlights key information and statistics relating to housing and accommodation on the Isle of Wight, including house prices and sales volumes, housing affordability, homelessness, deprivation, fuel poverty and housing adaptation.

Housing and Accommodation factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 651KB, 8 pages). 


This factsheet concentrates on the routine childhood immunisations including Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Immunisations factsheet July 2013 (PDF, 510KB, 4 pages).

Life Expectancy, Mortality and End of Life Care

This factsheet covers life expectancy at birth, numbers of deaths and care at the end of life.

Life Expectancy, Mortality and End of Life Care factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 647KB, 6 pages).

Mental Health

This factsheet highlights key information about mental health, dementia, depression and suicide.

Mental Health factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 583KB, 5 pages). 

Dementia factsheet March 2016 (PDF, 326KB, 4 pages). 

Public Health England have produced a series of infographics about mental health and work in England - these can be viewed online here Mental Health and work (England data) (website) (published 13 September 2106).


The local suicide audit report for suicide on the Isle of Wight has now been published for 2013-2014.

Suicide on the Isle of Wight: Audit Report 2013-2014 (PDF, 621KB, 19 pages)

Older people

This factsheet highlights issues including falls, fractures, arthritis and carers.

Older People factsheet December 2013 (PDF, 627KB, 5 pages). 

Physical Activity

This factsheet covers physical activity and its importance for health and wellbeing

Physical Activity factsheet April 2016 (PDF, 1,218KB, 9 pages).

Sexual Health

This factsheet covers all aspects of sexual health including chlamydia and HIV/AIDS.

Sexual Health factsheet September 2013 (PDF, 435KB, 4 pages).

Sexual Health Needs Assessment 2013 (webpage). 

An update to this information is available in the Sexual Health briefing paper published and last updated in June 2015. To view the briefing paper on the wish-net website, please click here (PDF, 926.37KB, 9 pages - website download).


This factsheet covers smoking prevalence on the Isle of Wight.

Smoking factsheet December 2014 (PDF, 537KB, 3 pages).