Thursday, October 30, 2008

Life Expectancy in Wales

Life expectancy figures from birth in the UK were announced today, showing an average for Wales of 76.7 years for men and 81.1 for women.

This compares to 77.5 years for men and 81.7 years for women in England, 74.8 and 79.7 for Scotland and 76.2 and 81.2 for Northern Ireland.

Life expectancy is highest in rural parts of Wales and lowest in former industrial areas. ranging from 74 years for residents of Neath Port Talbot and Rhondda Cynon Taff to 78.6 years for residents of Ceredigion.

For men, the best places to be born are Ceredigion (79.7 years) followed by Monmouthshire and Powys (both 78.6 years), while for women, it's 84 years in Ceredigion, 83.7 years in Monmouthshire and 82.2 years in Powys.

1 comment:

david h jones said...

my guess though is that the life expectancy is also higher in these rural areas because a large number of quite well off people have the resources to sell their homes and retire to rural Wales.

Many of these people, by definition, would be better off financially and then can assume correctly I would say, would be more healthy.