Key fact

Stockport has a current population of 289,000 people. 1 in 3 adults have three or more lifestyle risk factors and 15% report low mental wellbeing. There are at least 93,500 with one or more long term health conditions.

Stockport life expectancy by ward - ONS Mid year estimates for ward population size

Key information

  • Over half the population as a whole are not active enough. More than 200 deaths a year could be prevented if every adult met the recommended target.
  • 64% of the population are overweight or obese.
  • Hypertension is the most common long term condition with 44,700 having it on their medical record.
  • Life expectancy is increasing and is similar to the overall England average for both men and women.
  • Those in the more deprived areas have worse health and wellbeing than residents in the rest of Stockport.

Key issues for practitioners

  • Increase levels of physical activity as an effective preventative action at any age.
  • Focus on improving healthy life expectancy for all as the priority, focussing especially in the most deprived areas and in a person and family centred way.
  • Work to integrate and improve care systems, especially minimising the use of unplanned hospital care – ensuring that the healthy economy is sustainable and prevention focussed.
  • Use JSNA intelligence to inform the appropriate levels of response to the needs of the vulnerable and at risk groups.