Isle of Wight Facts and Figures


Welcome to the 2016-17 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for the Isle of Wight

The JSNA paints a picture of local needs so we can work together to improve lives for the residents of the Isle of Wight. It supports the Health and Wellbeing Board to develop an over-arching Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the Island based on the needs of residents. The strategy responds to the needs and priorities identified, and plans what services and activities are required to address them.

The JSNA is an on-going, iterative process, involving partner organisations, the voluntary sector and wider community whose work affects people’s health and wellbeing. It is available online to help ensure that information about health and wellbeing on the Island is made more easily accessible to all of these groups, in order to inform and improve decision-making and prioritisation at all levels.

The first comprehensive Isle of Wight JSNA report was published as a document in 2009. The JSNA is now published solely online and continually updated with new and refreshed information on a wide range of topics, which includes in-depth pieces of work focusing on specific themes. We are starting to move towards a more asset-based approach for our JSNA in order to fully acknowledge and recognise the positive assets in our local communities as well as identifying the needs of residents.

The information which makes up the JSNA is available on the 'Factsheets & Figuresheets' tab at the top of this page. 


  • Provides a comprehensive picture of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of Isle of Wight residents.
  • Informs decisions about how we design, commission and deliver services.
  • Provides an evidence base for the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


Rida Elkheir

Director of Public Health
Isle of Wight Council
On behalf of the Health & Wellbeing Board

For more information please see the below links:

To find out how to feedback your views and ideas on the JSNA, please click here (PDF, 241.77KB, 1 page)

To view the current factsheets and data sets which support the JSNA click here (webpage)

For copies of historical JSNA information please contact the Public Health Information team by clicking on the 'Contact' tab above where you can email us by using the 'Send a message to this service' tab or telephone on the number provided.

To view our fairer processing notice click here (PDF, 634KB, 3 pages)