In 2012 to 2014, life expectancy for newborn baby boys was highest in Kensington and Chelsea (83.3 years) and lowest in Blackpool (74.7 years). For newborn baby girls, life expectancy was highest in Chiltern (86.7 years) and lowest in Middlesbrough (79.8 years)
When this series first began (1991 to 1993), East Dorset had the highest male and female life expectancy at birth. Two decades later, baby boys in Blackpool and girls in Middlesbrough can still expect lower life expectancy. In contrast, baby girls in Chiltern, and boys in Kensington and Chelsea, can expect to live 4 to 5 years longer
The inequality between the local areas with the highest and lowest newborn life expectancy has increased despite improvements across local areas over the last 2 decades
Using 2011 Census data, this analysis is the first to calculate disability-free life expectancy (DFLE) by the newly established NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). DFLE indicates the number of years an individual might expect to spend free from a limiting disability or health problem in his or her lifetime. Results show that females and those living in the north of England spend more of their life with a disability, compared with males and those living in the south of England.
This is the first analysis to examine differences in healthy life expectancy (HLE) and how these compare across England. HLE adds value to life expectancy (LE) by estimating the average lifespan spent in a favourable state of health, based on self-assessed general health. The areas with the highest HLE were clustered to the south and west of London, whereas the areas with the lowest HLE were found in the North, the Midlands and some ethnically diverse parts of East London.