Briefing 37: People in poor areas die younger

Life expectancy in rich areas is nearly a decade longer than in the poorest parts of the UK

People in rich areas live longer

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Explaining the data

This data is from the Office for National Statistics and is an average of the years 2010-12. You can find the data at http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/subnational-health4/life-expectancy-at-birth-and-at-age-65-by-local-areas-in-england-and-wales/2010-12/stb-life-expectancy-at-birth-2010-12.html. For the international comparisons, figures are taken from the CIA world handbook, available via https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2102.html

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