Thurrock facts and statistics

Long term care

Care and support is given to people with a range of long term health conditions or disabilities.

Adult social care

In Thurrock, 73.7% of social care users over the age of 18 get self-directed support. This means they can choose how their support is provided, and they control of their own support budget.

Each year we ask social care users how they feel about the quality of care they receive from us. In 2016/17, 67.9% of those who responded were satisfied with the care and support they received. This has increased over recent years and, despite a small decrease in 2017, has remained above the average for England since 2016.

Region 2014 2015 2016 2017
Thurrock 62.4% 64.5% 69.2% 67.9%
England 64.8% 64.7% 64.4% 64.7%

Source: Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.


The NHS Digital: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for 2016/17 shows that 55,863 cases of long term conditions recorded by GPs. 24,123 of these were hypertension.

Condition Number of diagnosed cases
Hypertension 24,123
Asthma 9,348
Diabetes 8,686
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) 4,453
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 3,252
Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) 2,607
Atrial Fibrillation 2,281
Heart Failure 1,113

Most patients with these conditions are treated by primary care providers, such as GPs and pharmacies. Some, however, progress to a limiting long-term illness.

It is estimated there were 6,158 adults over 65 years-old in Thurrock who had a limiting long-term illness in 2017 that restricted their day to day activities a lot. This number is expected to increase to 6,698 by 2021 – an increase of 8.8% over 5 years – as shown below.

Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Numbers: 6,158 6,256 6,372 6,504 6,698

Source: Projecting Older People Population Information (POPPI)

The annual GP Patient Survey asks patients how they feel about the primary care they receive. Results published in 2017 found that 77% of those who responded in Thurrock rated their GP practice as 'very good' or 'fairly good'. A large variation between results, however, suggests that expectations for standards of care may differ between users of individual GP surgeries.

More information

You can find more information in our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects and regulates health and social care providers in England. Inspection ratings are published online.