Life expectancy

Discover how much longer you can expect to live based on your gender and location

Explore the maps below to see historical trends and future projections for life expectancy in all local authorities across England and Wales. The maps detail how life expectancy has changed since 1981 and how much it is expected to have increased by 2030 for both men and women.

You can use the search bar in the top right to find the average life expectancy in your area and compare that with figures for other local authorities. There is a table of all the results at the bottom of this page.

Currently, the City of London has the highest average life expectancy for both men and women, while Middlesbrough has the lowest average for women and Blackpool the lowest for men.

According to research published by The Lancet medical journal, by 2030 Blaenau Gwent in Wales is expected to have slipped to the bottom of the table for female life expectancy. Blackpool is predicted to remain the local authority with the lowest life expectancy for men, but it is not all doom and gloom for the seasiders; by 2030 average life expectancy in Blackpool is expected to have risen to 81.43 – ten years higher than now.

At the other end of the table, the City of London retains its position as the local authority with the highest average life expectancy for both men and women in 2030.

Male life expectancy

Female life expectancy

Male and female life expectancy

Tap on a year to rank the local authorities from highest to lowest and vice versa. Use the search bar on the right to find your own.

Rotate your device to landscape to see the chart in full.

Map and words by Sam Joiner

Source: The Lancet medical journal