Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in North Lanarkshire and Scotland

A summary of life expectancy statistics for North Lanarkshire is presented below. Life expectancy figures for council areas and health boards in Scotland are published by the National Records of Scotland.  If you need help with the information provided here,  contact the Business Solutions Team. The source of this data is National Records of Scotland.

 Life expectancy by gender (2014- 2016)

For the period 2014-2016, female life expectancy at birth was 79.6 years and male life expectancy was 75.4 years. Both were lower than the Scottish average of 81.1 for women and 77.1 for men. Life expectancy has remained the same for females and males across Scotland and for females in North Lanarkshire. Males in North Lanarkshire have gained one month in life expectancy in the last year.

Male life expectancy in North Lanarkshire ranks 29th of the 32 councils in Scotland, while female life expectancy ranks slightly poorer at 30th of the 32 council areas in Scotland.

Male life expectancy at birth in North Lanarkshire is improving more rapidly than female life expectancy. Male life expectancy in North Lanarkshire has increased by 3.5 years since 2001 compared to a growth of 2.3 years for female life expectancy in the same period.

This pdf icon report [355kb] shows the pattern of life expectancy in North Lanarkshire and Scotland from 2000.

 2014-20162013-20152012-20142007-20092002-2004
Females                                         Years
Scotland81.181.181.180.179.0
North Lanarkshire79.679.679.778.577.4

Source: National Records of Scotland 2017

 2014-20162013-20152012-20142007-20092002-2004
Males                              Years
Scotland77.177.177.175.473.8
North Lanarkshire75.475.375.473.972.4

Life expectancy at 65

Life expectancy at age 65 is 16.2 years for males, compared with 17.4 years for Scotland, this ranks North Lanarkshire males 30th in Scotland. Life expectancy at 65 is 18.6 years for females, compared with 19.7 years for Scotland, this ranks North Lanarkshire females 30th in Scotland.

 Males      Females
 Years RankYears Rank
Scotland17.4-19.7-
North Lanarkshire16.23118.629

Life expectancy and deprivation

Life expectancy varies across North Lanarkshire. The table below shows estimated life expectancy for the population living in the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods through to those living in the 20% least deprived neighbourhoods.

The table shows that men living in the most deprived areas of North Lanarkshire are estimated to live 10 years less than those living in the least deprived areas. Women living in the least deprived areas will expect to live around 7 years less than those living in more deprived areas.

 North Lanarkshire
 MaleFemale
 Expectation of Life
at birth
Lower 95% CI*Upper 95% CI*Expectation of Life
at birth
Lower 95% CIUpper 95% CI
Overall Life Expectancy75.475.075.879.679.379.9
SIMD      
1 (Most Deprived)70.870.071.576.275.576.9
273.372.674.077.676.978.2
375.675.076.379.979.380.5
476.776.177.380.479.981.0
5 (Least Deprived)80.980.181.683.482.784.0

Source: National Records of Scotland 2017

* The value can lie between the lower and upper confidence levels

 


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