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Life Expectancy

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average life expectancy was in (a) 1994 and (b) 2004 in each country in the UK, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) health board area; and what projections for average life expectancy are in each area in (A) 2024, (B) 2034 and (C) 2044. (86586)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 July 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what average life expectancy was in (a) 1994 and (b) 2004 in each country in the UK, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) health board area; and what projections for average life expectancy are in each area in (A) 2024, (B) 2034 and (C) 2044. (86586)

Figures on life expectancy at birth for males and females at national and sub-national level are published annually by ONS based on three-year rolling averages. Results from 1991-93 to 2002-04, are available on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Product.asp?vlnk=8841

Period and cohort life expectancies at birth and five-yearly age intervals for the years 1981 to 2054 for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries, calculated using historic mortality rates and projected mortality rates from 2004-based national population projections, can be accessed from the GAD website at:

http://www.gad.gov.uk/Life_Tables/Period_and_cohort_eol.htm

An explanation of period and cohort expectations of life is also available on the GAD website. Sub-national life expectancy projections are not available.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average life expectancy was in (a) 1994 and (b) 2004 in each country in the UK, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) health board area; and what projections for average life expectancy are in each area in (A) 2024, (B) 2034 and (C) 2044. (86587)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 19 July 2006:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what average life expectancy was in (a) 1994 and (b) 2004 in each country in the UK, broken down by (i) local authority and (ii) health board area; and what projections for average life expectancy are in each area in (A) 2024, (B) 2034 and (C) 2044. (86587)

Figures on life expectancy at birth for males and females at national and sub-national level are published annually by ONS based on three-year rolling averages. Results from 1991-1993 to 2002-2004, are available on the National Statistics website at:

http://www.statistics.gov.uk/statbase/Productasp?vlnk=8841

Period and cohort life expectancies at birth and five-yearly age intervals for the years 1981 to 2054 for the United Kingdom and its constituent countries, calculated using historic mortality rates and projected mortality rates from 2004-based national population projections, can be accessed from the GAD website at:

http://www.gad.gov.uk/Life_Tables/Period_and_cohort_eol.htm

An explanation of period and cohort expectations of life is also available on the GAD website. Sub-national life expectancy projections are not available.