This page includes the Surrey-specific data from the national 2021 Census release which has been prepared by the SCC Population Insight team. A summary of the general health data from the 2021 Census will be available in due course.

As stated by the Office for National Statistics: 'Respondents were asked to assess their general health on a five-point scale: "Very good", "Good", "Fair", "Bad", or "Very bad".'

'Census 2021 was conducted during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This may have influenced how people perceive and rate their health and therefore may have affected how people chose to respond. '

Source: Health, disability, and unpaid care: Census 2021 in England and Wales - Office for National Statistics (

Last Update
8 months ago  
Update Frequency
One off
Type of information
Census 2021
2 files
2021 Census General health.xlsx (222.20 kB)

The data in this file is not age-standardised. So, although it includes percentages, keep in mind that differences in percentages across areas may be due to the underlying age structure rather than actual differences in the level of health.

2021 Census General health, age-standardised proportions.xlsx (13.27 kB)

Health and age are closely related, with older people being more likely to be in poorer health. Age-standardised proportions (ASPs) account for different age structures in populations and are more appropriate than crude percentages when drawing comparisons over time and across areas.