The health and wellbeing of people in Ipswich is generally similar to the national average. However, there are some aspects of health where Ipswich residents fare significantly better than the England average, for example those people over the age of 65 who are classed as "not in good health." Others areas of health, such as teenage pregnancy and smoking rates, see Ipswich as significantly worse than the England average.
Life expectancy in Ipswich varies greatly, with people in the more deprived areas of Ipswich having a life expectancy of seven years less than those living in the least deprived areas. Area Health Profiles offer further information on this:
In partnership with representatives from the health, social care, voluntary and higher education sectors, Ipswich Borough Council has developed a Health and Wellbeing Strategy that aims to achieve positive health outcomes for the population of Ipswich:
Local Information on Health Services:
Healthy lifestyle information and advice: