Want to know how long YOU will live for?

It’s probably something you’ve thought about at one point: how long will you live for? 

Now, an interactive tool can answer your cryptic question by using life expectancy data for your local area in the UK.

Using Government statistics, the map tells users how long they can expect to live for, depending on where they live – and how long over 65s statistically have left.

However, Glaswegian men should look away. They have the shortest life expectancy across the home nations at 73.4 years old – if they were born tomorrow.

And men living in the rich-suburbs of Kensington and Chelsea are now expected to live nearly a decade longer, with data showing they reach 83.7 on average.

The results point to a stark divide between rich and poor areas, with the latter being widely known as one of the wealthiest regions of the UK. 

It’s believed the differences in life expectancies could be to do with the Londoners earning more to afford private healthcare, gym memberships and healthier diets.

Camden topped the charts for women. Female residents of the London borough can expect to live until they are 86.4, the Office for National Statistics data reveals.

At the other end of the scale, West Dunbartonshire – north-west of Glasgow – had the gloomiest news for women, with their life expectancy being 78.8.  

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The tool also shows how life expectancy has changed for each region over the years compared to that of the UK, which is continually improving.

Girls born today can expect to live until they are 85.8 years old, while the same data suggests men will reach 82.3. 

It is an increase on ONS figures released in September that said girl can expect to live until they are 82.9 years old and boys 79.2

At the time, experts called for an urgent examination into life expectancy amid fears it had ‘ground to a halt’ because of the UK’s ‘miserly’ spending.




Glasgow City: 73.4

Blackpool: 74.2

Dundee City: 74.5

West Dunbartonshire: 74.7

North Lanarkshire: 75.4

Manchester: 75.5

Middlesbrough: 75.8

North Ayrshire 75.9

Belfast: 76

Corby: 76.1 


Kensington & Chelsea: 83.7

East Dorset: 82.9

Chiltern: 82.7

Harrow: 82.5

Hart: 82.5

Westminster: 82.4

Richmond upon Thames: 82.3

Vale of White Horse: 82.3

Elmbridge: 82.3

Wycombe: 82.2



West Dunbartonshire: 78.8

Glasgow City: 78.9

Manchester: 79.4

Blackpool: 79.5

Dundee City: 79.6

Middlesbrough: 79.6

North Lanarkshire: 79.6

East Ayrshire: 79.8

Inverclyde: 80.1

Renfrewshire: 80.2 


Camden: 86.8

Kensington & Chelsea: 86.4

Hart: 86.3

Westminster: 86

Chiltern: 86

Harrow: 85.9

Richmond upon Thames: 85.9

Elmbridge: 85.6

East Dorset: 86.6

South Oxfordshire: 85.5

However, the ONS suggested the slowdown could be down to a realisation of efforts to improve life span, such as cutting down smoking.

The interactive map was released as part of the ONS report which revealed that the gender healthy life expectancy gap is slowly narrowing. 

For years, women have remained lightyears ahead of their male counterparts in terms of how many years they will live for in good health.

But the new statistics show their total months of good health has decreased by 1.7 months in recent years, while it has jumped by 4.3 months for men.

Chris White, principal research officer at the ONS, highlighted how improvements in life expectancy have slowed since 2010.

He said: ‘This analysis supports the view that mortality improvements in the UK have slowed somewhat in the second decade of the 21st century.

‘This is evidenced by the rate of improvement in life expectancy at birth in the UK falling by 75.3 per cent for males and 82.7 per cent for females when comparing the first half of the second decade with the first half of the first decade.’ 

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