The census asked people to assess their general health on a five-point scale ranging from “very bad health” through to “very good health.”

Across England and Wales, 48% of usual residents said their health was very good, while only 1% described their health as very bad.

The dashboard below allows you to search for estimates of how the population of each constituency reported on their general health. The data reflects the population on Census Day, 21 March 2021.

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Explore constituency data

Use the dropdown menu below to select the constituency you’re interested in and view statistics on the population by self-reported health.

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The 2021 census in England and Wales was undertaken during the coronavirus pandemic, which may have influenced how people perceive their health status.


ONS, 2021 Census, custom dataset, general health variable

Data updates

This dashboard uses 2021 census data. The 2021 census is currently the only source of constituency-level data on this topic, which means that there aren’t any major updates planned for the near future.

2021 census results and analysis

Constituency data and analysis on the 2021 census results from the Commons Library.

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