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Release: Healthy Life Expectancy at birth for Upper Tier Local Authorities: England, 2009-11

Released: 18 September 2013


Chris White

Telephone: +44 (0) 1633 455865

Categories: Disability and Self-reported Health, Subnational Health Expectancies, Health and Social Care, Health of the Population, Health Expectancy

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: England

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

  • Richmond upon Thames had the highest healthy life expectancy (HLE) for both males (70.3 years) and females (72.1 years).
  • The lowest HLE was in Manchester for males at 55.0 years and Tower Hamlets for females at 54.1 years.
  • The inequality in HLE between administrative areas is greater for females than males.
  • A North South divide in both life expectancy (LE) and HLE exists for both males and females, with HLE in the North East statistically significantly lower than all other regions.
  • The area inequality in HLE was greater than LE for both genders.
  • LE was higher for females than males in all areas, but HLE varied.
  • For males, HLE is significantly higher than the state pension age of 65 in the South East region and in 12 authorities; if females are assessed against the same state pension age, where it will be in 2018, it is higher in the South East, South West and East regions and in 26 authorities.

Estimates of healthy life expectancy by upper tier local authority, using a number of data sources including national surveys, population estimates and death registrations over a range of time periods.

Animated map of Healthy Life Expectancy in England [Adobe Flash]

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