Annual Health Report 2017
This report presents the population changes and challenges in Croydon over the next 10-15 year period.
It highlights changes to the population in:
- Croydon overall
- key geographical localities of Croydon, and
- key population sub-groups
The report raises the issue of differences in the various population data sources and stresses the importance of understanding these differences, particularly in choosing appropriately for service planning and resource allocation. It also highlights the issue of needs based formulae to conduct such planning and the inherent
dependence on selecting the most appropriate need indicators, without which there is little scope to eliminate often avoidable health and socio‑economic equalities.