Asthma data visualisations

Asthma affects millions of people in the UK. Find out more about the impact of asthma on this page

In the UK, 5.4 million people have asthma. This impact is felt in a number of different ways. Data showing this impact can be complex, and we have created a range of data visualisations, such as maps and graphs, to highlight this impact.

You can explore how asthma affects people like you and in your local area by clicking through the following data visualisations:

This is a replacement for the Asthma UK Data Portal. It’s best to view this data on a desktop computer or on a tablet. If you are on a mobile phone, you can view a selection of asthma facts and stats here.

How many people have asthma?

5.4 million people have asthma in the UK. Find out how this is divided by age, gender and nation in the graphics below.

How many people go to hospital for their asthma?

Asthma is serious, and there are around 75,000 emergency admissions to hospital every year in the UK. Explore this data below and find out how your area compares to others. 

Deaths caused by asthma

Sadly, asthma causes the death of around 1,200 people every year in the UK. Data on this figure is found below.

What is the cost of asthma?

Asthma has a huge economic impact, through health service use, prescriptions and provision of benefits. This visualisation uses Asthma + Lung UK funded research to visualise the annual cost of asthma to the UK.

Find out more

You can view these data visualisations on the Asthma + Lung UK Tableau page. On this page, you can download the data used in the visualisations, and explore more asthma data.