Table 4

Cluster analysis of socio-economic indicators associated with head injury in England.

Cluster


Characteristic

London

Shire

Other Urban

England

Admission Rate – all ages

176

206

288

229

% Born out of UK

26.7

5.7

4.8

9.2

% of working age permanently sick

4.5

4.2

7.6

5.7

% age 16–24 unemployed

5.5

4.6

7.4

5.9

% without qualifications

22.4

26.7

35.1

29.7

% qualified at level 5+

33.2

19.6

14.8

19.3

% using private transport to work

35.2

67.0

65.3

62.2

% using public transport to work

43.8

8.9

14.2

15.6

% households without a car

38.3

20.1

32.3

27.6

% owning (or buying) own home

55.8

74.0

66.5

68.6

% Lone parent household

10.9

8.2

10.9

9.4

% living in overcrowded homes

18.0

5.1

5.7

7.0

Average Townsend Index

5.5

-2.7

1.2

0.0


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