The data here comes from the Office for National Statistics but was not available until Clean Air in London asked for mortality data specific to each London borough. It reveals that some of London’s most deprived boroughs are also those that are disproportionately affected by certain diseases.
For example, men in Tower Hamlets were more than twice as likely to die of chronic lower respiratory diseases in 2012 than men in Brent (63.3 vs 26.1 per 100,000 population). Meanwhile, women in Greenwich were nearly 4x more likely to die of ‘Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease’ than women in Harrow in 2012 (61.0 vs 17.4 per 100,000 population). Note, the City of London is not included here because its population is so small.