Key information and statistics on sight loss in the UK

What are the main causes of blindness in adults? Age-related macular degeneration is by far the leading cause of blindness in adults. Other significant causes of sight loss are glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. How many people have sight loss in the UK? Every day 250 people start to lose their sight in the UK. As of … More

Sight loss data tool

The  RNIB’s Sight Loss Data Tool is the UK’s biggest collection of eye health datasets. The product collates a wide range of publically available datasets and allows users to view local area data easily in one of three different automated reports. The full report tells a tailored story about the local area; custom tables allow … More

Key Data on Young People 2017

The transition from childhood to adulthood is an important, fascinating period of life. Young people in their teens and early 20s need particular support and special services, particularly those who may be marginalised. Pulling together age specific data about this age group can lead to a better understanding of their health needs, and can help … More

Statistical Digest of Rural England

The Statistical Digest of Rural Statistics is a collection of statistics on a range of social and economic subject areas. The statistics are split by rural and urban areas, allowing for comparisons between the different rural and urban area classifications. The Digest includes high level statistics which present an overall picture for England. However, there … More

The New Creative Rural Economies

The report outlines how the rural cultural strategy and creative rural economy initiatives were initially developed as a response to two major economic shocks and related rural crises, provoked first in 2001 by the Foot and Mouth (FMD) epidemic, which cost the country c. £8 billion in compensation and lost tourism revenue. And later, in … More

Summary of latest statistics – immigration

1. How many people come to the UK each year? There were 129.9 million passenger arrivals in 2016, including returning residents: a record number and an increase of 6.5 million on 2015. This increase was mainly accounted for by 3.6 million more arrivals by British, and 2.0 million by other EEA and Swiss nationals (+5% … More

Mental health facts and statistics

How common are mental health problems? Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year. In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.

Severe and Multiple Disadvantage Research Project

This study breaks new ground in developing an understanding of the specific severe and multiple disadvantage needs of a population where there is already a strong evidence base around some inequalities, but where few studies have drawn this evidence together in order to paint a picture of complex needs.