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Health Authorities

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are served by each strategic health authority; and what percentage of the population each figure represents. (208979)

The population in each strategic health authority (SHA) is set out in the following table.

Population in each SHA

SHA

Population (thousand)

Percentage of England

North East

2,555.7

5.0

North West

6,853.2

13.5

Yorkshire and the Humber

5,142.4

10.1

East Midlands

4,364.2

8.6

West Midlands

5,366.7

10.6

East of England

5.606.6

11.0

London

7,512.4

14.8

South East Coast

4,248.3

8.4

South Central

3,989.5

7.9

South West

5,124.1

10.1

England

50,762.9

100.0

Notes:

1. Provisional 2006 mid-year, resident population estimates, which are the latest available.

2. The figures for SHAs may not sum exactly to the England total due to individual rounding of each SHA figure.

3. The populations for which the SHAs are responsible may differ marginally from the figures supplied. SHAs will be responsible for patients resident in other SHAs who are registered with general practitioner practises in their own areas.

Source:

Office for National Statistics website