Early Adulthood Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Early adult population

There are 25,658 young adults aged 15–24 in Rochdale borough according to the latest Census figures from the Office of National Statistics 2021.

How does the age of the population impact health?

The size and age of the borough population have a huge influence on the needs and demands for healthcare and related services. Although services will be used by people of all ages there are certain ages that require higher levels of health care involvement (Goodyear, 2008).

Demographics influence the health and wellbeing needs of a local population. Demographics that contribute to the current and future health needs include:

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Future population growth
  • Ethnic group and cultural background
  • Poverty
  • Deprivation

Statistics on the young adult population

  • Office for National Statistics (ONS) - Population and migration estimates - each June the ONS releases annual population estimates grouped by age and sex for local authority areas, with statistics for smaller areas following a few months later. This dataset includes births, deaths and migration estimates. It also produces population projections every 2 years which make predictions for the next 25 years.
  • Office for National Statistics - 2021 Census statistics - the ONS population estimates and projections can also be downloaded using the Nomis query data function. This site can also be used to create basic demographic profiles of the borough or wards based on 2021 Census data.