Dorset CCG- Demographics and Profile • Dorset population is estimated to increase by 6% by 2020. Of this 6 % growth, approximately 60% will be in the over 65’s and 30% in the under 20’s. • The high and rising number of older people poses a significant challenge for the health and social care system. • Dorset enjoys relatively good health although this does vary across the county. • Inequalities in life expectancy across Dorset; although fallen, gaps in life expectancy still exist as follows (Public Health Outcomes Framework 2010-2012 data/ Health Profile 2014): • Dorset- 6.7yrs men, 4.7yrs women; • Bournemouth- 10yrs men, 4.4yrs women; • Poole- 6.8yrs men, 5.7yrs women. • Major causes of death in Dorset are cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cancer; accounting for 29% of deaths in 2011 (Health and Social Care Information Centre). • In 2011 in Dorset 19% of people living with LTC or disability which impact on their health (ONS 2011). Source: Dorset CCG health profile 2013 update • Health related behaviours in the main compare well to England, however issues such as smoking, smoking in pregnancy, sexual health, alcohol consumption, and obesity are still a cause for concern.