Early Years Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

0–4 population

There are 15,236 children aged 0–4 in Rochdale borough according to the 2017 mid-year population estimates from the Office for National Statistics.

How does the age 0–4 population impact our 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). These include neonatal and infant children who may require treatment for infectious disease and immunisations.

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

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Future population growth
  • Ethnic groups
  • Poverty
  • Deprivation

Statistics on the age 0–4 population

  • Office for National Statistics (ONS) - Population and migration estimates - each June 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 - ONS population estimates and projections can also be downloaded using the Nomis data query function. This site can also be used to create basic demographic profiles of the borough or wards based on 2021 census data.