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Air quality

Poor air quality is associated with a number of adverse health impacts. It is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer.

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Air quality

Geodemographic segmentation

Acorn groups people based on their likely needs, behaviours and opinions relating to a wide range of topics - those who are more similar are grouped together.

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Geographic segmentation

Lifestyles and behaviours

The topics in this section are related to an individual’s behaviour which is crucially influenced by the social and physical environment in which they live.

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Work

Employment is an important factor for health, directly and indirectly making an impact on the individual, their families and communities.

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Work

Attainment

School readiness is a key measure of early years development across a wide range of developmental areas.

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Attainment

Assets

Mounting evidence shows that when practitioners begin with what communities have – their assets – as opposed to what they don't have - their needs - a community's ability to address those needs increases.

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Assets

Built and natural environment

The built and natural environment is a key determinant of health and wellbeing. It includes the characteristics (both observable and perceptions) of a physical environment in which people live, work and play.

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Built and natural environment