Public Health England


Welcome to the Learning Disability Health Profiles. These provide a range of data about people with learning disabilities at Local Authority level. The profiles can be used by commissioners and health professionals when making decisions about services for people with learning disabilities.

These profiles are broken down to Upper Tier Local Authority level, Region, and England to allow the user to interactively query and compare indicators related to Learning Disabilities. These indicators include:

For further information and discussion on the profile indicators you can read our People with Learning Disabilities in England annual report. This report covers a wide range of information about population numbers, education, health and social care and can be downloaded at

Health inequalities and people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities have poorer health than the general population, much of which is avoidable. These health inequalities often start early in life and result, to an extent, from barriers they face in accessing timely, appropriate and effective health care. The impact of these health inequalities is serious. As well as having a poorer quality of life, people with learning disabilities die at a younger age than their non-disabled peers.

The Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities (CIPOLD) found that men with learning disabilities died on average 13 years younger than men in the general population and women 20 years younger. CIPOLD data also showed that people with learning disabilities are three times as likely as people in the general population to have a death classified as potentially avoidable through the provision of good quality healthcare. This suggests that if we improve the quality of healthcare they receive that we can improve their outcomes. Information about the evidence base relating to clinical interventions and service developments that may reduce mortality for people with learning disabilities can be found at 

Recent updates

Mar 2015

First version released on Fingertips. Previously held on Instant Atlas.

Feb 2016

New indicators produced for 2014/15 information that are similar to the indicators previously available. The data to continue each of the previous indicators was not identical for 2014/15 update, therefore indicators cannot be continued as trends would be misleading. See specific indicator metadata for more information.