Life expectancy

Life expectancy is a key public health measure, used to monitor progress on reducing the health inequalities gap. It is also seen as a measure of overall quality of life in an area, summarising the mortality at all ages.

Our resources

Our resources

Data and reports

Life expectancy at birth and at age 65 can be found in the 'starting well' and 'ageing well' sections of our Health and Social Care Maps.


Library services

The Public Health and Social Care Library can provide access to library and knowledge services, including books and journal articles relating to life expectancy. We can also produce bespoke literature searches.


Requests

If you can't find what you were looking for, we complete over 200 ad-hoc requests for analysis each year. Request further analysis or a literature search or contact us.

External resources

External resources

A number of organisations produce statistics relating to life expectancy, both at national and local level.