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Life expectancy by London borough

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

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This indicator shows overall life expectancy at birth as well as healthy life expectancy. The latter indicates the number of years a person can expect to live in good health rather than with a disability or in poor health.

Overall life expectancy is consistently higher for women than for men in 2018 to 2020. This is true across all London boroughs. However, this is less clear for healthy life expectancy, with some boroughs having a longer healthy life expectancy for men than women. For example, healthy life expectancy for men in Tower Hamlets is 65.3 years whereas for women it is only 57.8 years.

The highest life expectancy for both women is in Kensington and Chelsea, with 87.9 and for men is Westminster with 84.7 respectively. The lowest life expectancy for both men (77.0 years) and women (81.7 years) is found in Barking and Dagenham.

Healthy life expectancy for women ranges from 57.8 years in Tower Hamlets to 70.1 years in Wandsworth, whereas for men, 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)