Opening date: 21 October 2011
Closing date: 23 January 2012
Department: Office for National Statistics
Category: Health and Care
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces statistical outputs describing both mortality and life expectancy in England and Wales by socio-economic classification. This consultation is concerned with publications relating to life expectancy, specifically the series ‘Trends in life expectancy by (Registrar General’s) social class’. The historical categories of social class, which were introduced in 1911, are no longer used in official statistics. Therefore, it is proposed that in future publications, life expectancy by social class is replaced by the series 'Life Expectancy by National Statistics Socio-economic Classification’.
The consultation is expected to run from 21 October 2011 to 23 January 2012. Comments should be sent to Joanne Evans either by email, at email@example.com, or by post to Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8XG. A summary of responses will be published in April 2012.