Life expectancy by London borough

Date 1 September 2017
Date updated 20 April 2020

Life expectancy at birth by London borough (2015-17)

The above graph shows overall life expectancy at birth as well as healthy life expectancy. The below graph 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 2015 to 2017. 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 Sutton is 69.8 years, whereas for women it is 66.4 years.

The highest life expectancy for women (86.5 years) is found in Camden, while for men the highest life expectancy is 83.2 years in Kensington and Chelsea. The lowest life expectancy for both men (77.8 years) and women (82.1 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 57.2 years in Tower Hamlets to 70.8 years in Southwark, whereas for men, life expectancy ranges from 57.5 years in Hackney to 69.8 years in Sutton.

Life expectancy without life limiting condition for men and women