Women in London Borough of Camden have highest UK life expectancy, men in Glasgow have the lowest

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Life expectancy for women in Camden is the highest in the UK (FreeStockPhotos)

New figures have revealed that women living in Camden have the highest life expectancy in the whole of the UK.

Findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) found that females living in the north London borough expected to live for 86.5 years in 2015 to 2017.

The figures are a stark difference from Camden’s 180th placing in the years 2001 to 2003, when the life expectancy for females was 81 years.

Life expectancy for women across Local Authorities (ONS)

For males, Hart in Hampshire is ranked first in 2015 to 2017, with life expectancy at birth at 83.3 years.

On the other end of the scale, men in Glasgow City have the lowest life expectancy in the UK for both males (73.3 years) and females (78.7 years).

Female life expectancy in Haringey, London, had the largest positive change in the national ranking – in 2001 to 2003 it was ranked 301st, but shot up 247 places to 54th position in 2015 to 2017.

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Asim Butt, Senior Research Officer, for the Office for National Statistics, said of the figures: ‘Overall, across the UK, females can expect to live a greater number of years in poor health than males, partly because female healthy life expectancy has slightly fallen while male healthy life expectancy has increased.

‘At birth males in the UK can expect to live 16.5 years with a disability and females 20.9 years.

‘However, it is important to note that periods of ill-health may not be experienced during the same point in a person’s life, and the majority of years lived with disability for most occur post-retirement age. For example, a person may be seriously unwell, but recover and remain healthy for a long period before becoming unwell again.’

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