Children's Services

Snapshot of child health in Tameside*
  • Children and young people under the age of 20 years make up 24.3% of the population of Tameside.  
  • 19.6% of school children are from a minority ethnic group.
  • The health and wellbeing of children in Tameside is generally worse than the England average.  
  • Infant and child mortality rates are similar to the England average.
  • The level of child poverty is worse than the England average with 22.3% of children aged under 16 years living in poverty. The rate of family homelessness is better than the England average.
  • Children in Tameside have average levels of obesity: 9.9% of children aged 4-5 years and 20.5% of children aged 10-11 years are classified as obese.
  • Local areas should aim to have at least 90% of children immunised in order to give protection both to the individual child and the overall population. The MMR immunisation rate is higher than 90%. The immunisation rate for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis and Hib in children aged two is higher than 90%.
  • In 2011/12, 33.8% of five year olds had one or more decayed, filled or missing teeth. This was similar to the England average. Recent hospital admission rates for dental caries in children aged under 5 years are lower than the England average. 

*data correct March 2016

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