Life expectancy at birth and age 65 by sex in the United Kingdom (2001 – 2016)

Life expectancy at birth across local areas in the UK (males)

Life expectancy at birth across local areas in the United Kingdom (males)

Life expectancy at birth across local areas in the United Kingdom (females)

Life expectancy at birth across local areas in the United Kingdom (females)

Life expectancy at age 65 across local areas in the UK (males)

Life expectancy at age 65 across local areas in the United Kingdom (males)

Life expectancy at age 65 across local areas in the UK (females)

Life expectancy at age 65 across local areas in the United Kingdom (females)

Main points
– Half of the newborns in the United Kingdom could expect to still be alive at the age of 82.3 years if male and 85.8 years if female; the largest number of deaths for males are expected to occur at age 86.4 years and at age 88.9 for females, if they experience the same mortality rates as were observed in the period 2014 to 2016.
– Over the past 15 years, the most common age at death for males has increased twice as fast compared with females and faster than traditional life expectancy.
– The rate of improvement in life expectancy at birth in the United Kingdom during the first half of the second decade of the 21st century was 75.3% lower for males and 82.7% lower for females when compared with the first half of the first decade; therefore, improvements in life expectancy have slowed during the second decade.
– Healthy life expectancy at birth for males was 63.1 years and for females was 63.7 years in 2014 to 2016.
– Females continue to live more years in good health than males, despite their healthy life expectancy decreasing by 1.7 months since 2009 to 2011 and that of males increasing by 4.3 months over the same period.
– Healthy life expectancy at birth across local areas of the United Kingdom varies by 18 years, while disability-free life expectancy at birth varies by 20 years.



Source: www.ons.gov.uk

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