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Health Districts

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services which health districts in England have a higher proportion of their population over the age of 65 years than Eastbourne; and which health districts have a lower resource allocation working party target position than Eastbourne.

[holding answer 30 November 1987]: The Hastings and Worthing health districts both had a higher proportion of their population over the age of 65 than Eastbourne in 1986 (the latest available population estimate). The detailed figures are as follows:

Proportion of population over 65
Males per cent.Females per cent.Persons per cent.
England12·618·215·4
Eastbourne20·528·825·0
Worthing21·231·326·7
Hastings21·030·125·9
Regions use a variety of methods for calculating districts' resource allocation targets, and it is not therefore possible to draw comparisons between districts in different regions.