Local areas include lower tier local authorities (LTLAs) in England, unitary authorities in Wales, council areas in Scotland and local government districts in Northern Ireland.
Isles of Scilly and City of London have been excluded from the map because of insufficient population counts.
Rank one presents the local authority (LA) with the highest life expectancy (LE) and rank 389 represents the lowest LE.
Each local authority area’s ranking of life expectancy applies to a specific time-period, but their relative move upwards or downwards provides a guide to how well they are performing on this measure against other areas. The ranking thereby acts as a tool to benchmark with other local authority areas over time. However, the confidence intervals provided in the pivot table should be taken into account to decide whether differences are statistically significant.