Population Estimates Unit
Telephone: +44 (0) 1329 444661
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical breakdown: Other
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for deciding how NHS funds are spent in their local area and replaced primary care organisations (PCOs) in April 2013.
CCG areas exist only in England and are formed from groups of lower layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs).
There are 211 CCGs in England with a median population size of 221,000 in mid-2012.
Population size ranges from 63,100 in NHS Corby to 869,400 in NHS North, East, West Devon.
Eight of the ten CCGs with the largest population increases in the year to mid-2012 are in London.
In mid-2012 the lowest median age in a CCG was 27.0 in NHS Bradford City. The highest median age in mid-2012 was 49.5 in NHS North Norfolk.
CCG population estimates are of particular interest to the Department of Health, NHS organisations and researchers.
This product is part of the set of Small Area Population Estimates (SAPE). It includes mid-year population estimates for health geographies in England, including Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS Area Teams, NHS Commissioning Regions and the former Primary Care Organisation (PCO) areas. These estimates are consistent with local authority, regional and national population estimates.