Figure 2: Life expectancy for 65-year-olds by sex and country
England and Wales, 1991–1993 to 2012–2014
Source: Office for National Statistics
Figures are based on deaths registered and mid-year population estimates, aggregated over 3 consecutive years.
Figures for each country exclude deaths of non-residents.
Life expectancy at age 65 years increased between 1991-93 and 2012-14, but the increase was greater in England than in Wales. As a result, not only do 65 year olds in England have a higher life expectancy than those in Wales, the gap between both countries has increased.
The gap between male and female life expectancy at age 65 has narrowed in both countries.