Nottingham has a higher proportion of younger people than the national average, which is partly due to the high number of students. Full time students account for approximately 1 in 8 of the population. The proportion of children is lower than the England average, although not for the under 4's. This suggests that although birth rates are comparatively high, a high proportion of children leave the city before starting school.
The JSNA chapters below outline some of the key health concerns for different groups of children and young people.