Environment, transport & housing

Environment, transport and housing are major determinants of health.  Environmental aspects affecting health include air quality, energy, fluoridation, noise pollution and radiation. Those in very poor housing are more likely to suffer from poor mental and physical health than those whose housing is of higher quality.  Transport and health are linked in many ways: air pollution, accidents and injuries, health and lifestyle with regard to physical activity, noise, access to services, and health inequalities with regard to car use.

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Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

We have worked with Kent Nature Partnership to produce a greenspace needs assessment for Kent.

We have also conducted analysis comparing rates of mortality attributable to air pollution (PDF, 354.0 KB) with other mortality rates

The 2016 Annual Public Health report is on housing.

Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to environment, transport and housing, and their impact on health. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to environment, transport and housing, and their impact on health, both at national and local level.