Perth and Kinross- Health and Wellbeing

Key Facts

  • In Perth and Kinross, 23% of people are aged 65+ compared to 18% across Scotland.
  • In our area 64% of people aged 65+ rated their health as good or very good (2011 Census)
  • 11,500 people (8%) are limited by long-term health problem or disability.
  • Across Perth and Kinross, approximately 11,000 people aged 65+ live alone.
  • 1 in 7 Perth and Kinross households comprises one person aged 65+
  • Although reducing, we have a high number of people remaining in hospital when they are ready to be discharged
  • 36% of people aged 65+ had volunteered within the last year (2015 Scottish Household Survey).
  • 65% of people aged 65+ had participated in sport and exercise in the last four weeks (2015 Scottish Household Survey),
  • Nearly 600 people a week take part in targeted Wellbeing programmes operated by Live Active Leisure.
  • There are over 13,000 carers in Perth and Kinross (2011 Census), a quarter of whom are aged 65+.