Life expectancy by London borough

Life expectancy at birth by London borough (2016-18)

This indicator shows overall life expectancy at birth as well as healthy life expectancy. The latter indicates the number of years a person can expect to live in good health rather than with a disability or in poor health.

Overall life expectancy is higher for women than for men in 2016 to 2018. This is true across all London boroughs. However, this is less clear for healthy life expectancy, with some boroughs having a longer healthy life expectancy for men than women. For example, healthy life expectancy for men in Tower Hamlets is 60.5 years whereas for women it is only 56.6 years.

The highest life expectancy for women (87 years) is found in Camden, while for men the highest life expectancy is 83.9 years in Westminster. The lowest life expectancy for both men (78 years) and women (82.7 years) is found in Barking and Dagenham, however it is notable that the borough performs comparatively well on healthy life expectancy. 

Healthy life expectancy for women ranges from 56.6 years in Tower Hamlets to 69.7 years in Richmond upon Thames, whereas for men, life expectancy ranges from 58.4 years in Newham to 71.9 in Richmond.