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Life expectancy by London borough

Life expectancy at birth by borough for men and women (2020 to 2022)

This indicator shows overall life expectancy at birth in each London borough.

Overall life expectancy is consistently higher for women than for men across all London boroughs (2020-2022). The highest life expectancy for women is in Kensington and Chelsea (86.3 years), and in Richmond upon Thames for men (82.4).

The lowest life expectancy for both men and women is in Barking and Dagenham - 76.3 years and 80.4 years respectively.

Healthy life expectancy

Healthy life expectancy is the number of years a person can expect to live in good health rather than with a disability or in poor health.

Although women have a higher life expectancy than men in every borough, in some boroughs men have a longer healthy life expectancy. For example, in Tower Hamlets a man can expect to live 65.3 years in good health, compared to 57.8 years for a woman.

Albeit recorded across a different period to normal life expectancy, healthy life expectancy for women ranges from 57.8 years in Tower Hamlets to 70.1 years in Wandsworth. For men, healthy life expectancy ranges from 58.1 years in Barking and Dagenham to 70.2 in Richmond upon Thames.

Healthy life expectancy at birth by borough for men and women (2018-20)