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Life Expectancy: Salford

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy was for (a) women and (b) men in Salford in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (317395)

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the authority to reply.

Letter from Stephen Penneck:

As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the average life expectancy was for (a) women and (b) men in Salford in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (317395)

Life expectancy figures are calculated as three year rolling averages. The table below provides the period life expectancy at birth for (a) women and (b) men in Salford local authority, for (i) 1996-98 and (ii) 2006-08 (the latest figures available).

Table 1: Period life expectancy at birth1, Salford local authority2, 1996-98 and 2006-083

Years of life

Males

Females

1996-98

72

77

2006-08

75

79

1 Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the area's age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period, rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives. 2 Using boundaries as of 2009 for all the years shown. 3 Three year rolling averages, based on deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates.