The Office for National Statistics have released the latest figures detailing UK life expectancy, and Preston fares badly in both male and female life expectancy.
Using data from the Guardian Datastore shows that men in Preston have a life expectancy of 75.5, in the bottom 8% of the UK, while women have a life expectancy of 80, the bottom 7% of the UK. There is a distinct North-South divide, with the figure for Scottish men’s life expectancy at 75, while men in South-East England it is 79.4 years.
Areas with the lowest life expectancy are Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Hartlepool, Western Isles, Liverpool and Blackburn with Darwen.
However, there is some good news – both men and women in Preston are living longer. Figures surveyed between 1991 and 1993 indicate that the life expectancy was 71 for men and 76.7 for women, a rise of 4 and 3 years respectively in the latest figures.
Below I’ve mapped the whole of the UK’s data to get the bigger picture, the first for women and the second for men. Use the bar at the side to zoom in and navigate around the UK, hold the mouse over an area to display the life expectancy.
You can also view all the information in spreadsheet form.