The wider determinants of health are also known as the social determinants and have been described as 'the causes of the causes'. They are the social, economic and environmental conditions that influence the health of individuals and populations. They include the conditions of daily life and the structural influences upon them. They determine the extent to which a person has the right physical, social and personal resources to achieve their goals, meet needs and deal with changes to their circumstances. These factors and their interaction are represented in image below.
The determinants of health and wellbeing in our neighbourhoods
Barton & Grant (2006) adapted from Whitehead & Dahlgren (1991).
2,805 (1.0%) working age adults in Wiltshire are on Jobseeker’s allowance
(DWP claimant count 2017).
30,290 (14.3%) homes in Wiltshire are owned by Wiltshire council, other local authorities or Registered providers (housing associations) and predominantly used for social housing purposes
(DCLG live table 100, 2016).
23,965 (11.8%) households in Wiltshire are thought to be in fuel poverty
(Dept for business, 2015).
6,892 violent and sexual offences occurred in Wiltshire in 2015/16
(Home Office, 2016).
The Wider determinants slide set highlights information on the natural and built environment, welfare, education, community safety and social care.
The Wider determinants data pack provides further facts and figures concerning the natural and built environment, welfare, carers, social isolation, social care activity, education and community safety. The data pack includes comparisons to England, the South West and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours. Trend is also included where appropriate along with gender, age and deprivation analysis.