Life expectancy by London borough

Life expectancy at birth by London borough (2017-19)

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 2017 to 2019. 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 62.9 years whereas for women it is only 59.2 years.

The highest life expectancy for both men and women is in Westminster, with 84.9 and 87.2 respectively. The lowest life expectancy for both men (78.1 years) and women (82.3 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 56.8 years in Newham to 71.3 years in Brent, whereas for men, life expectancy ranges from 58.4 years in Barking and Dagenham to 71.4 in Richmond upon Thames.

This indicator uses data collected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Healthy life expectancy at birth by London borough (2017-19)