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Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in England was in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. [149514]

Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 16 July 2007:

Period expectation of life at birth
Years
Males Females

1994-96

74.3

79.5

1995-97

74.5

79.6

1996-98

74.8

79.8

1997-99

75.0

79.9

1998-2000

75.3

80.1

1999-2001

75.7

80.4

2000-02

76.0

80.6

2001-03

76.2

80.7

2002-04

76.6

80.9

2003-05

76.9

81.2


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Mr. Byers: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the life expectancy is of (a) males and (b) females in each of the 25 (i) most and (ii) least deprived electoral wards; and how many, on average, of these years will be spent with a disability. [149945]

Angela Eagle: The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 16 July 2007:


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Table 1. Period life expectancy at birth by sex( 1,2) for the 25 most deprived and 25 least deprived( 3) wards in England and Wales, 1999-2003( 4)
Years of life
Rank order Local authority Ward Males Females Persons Communal establishment indicator( 5)

Most deprived

1

Oldham

Coldhurst

72

77

74

1

2

Tower Hamlets

Bromley-by-Bow

72

80

75

2

3

Birmingham

Sparkbrook

70

78

74

5

4

Tower Hamlets

Bethnal Green South

72

81

76

0

5

Tower Hamlets

Spitalfields and Banglatown

72

79

75

4

6

Birmingham

Aston

72

80

75

2

7

Tower Hamlets

Shadwell

73

79

76

1

8

Middlesbrough

Middlehaven

65

72

68

0

9

Tower Hamlets

Whitechapel

73

79

76

5

10

Tower Hamlets

Mile End East

72

79

76

1

11

Bradford

Bradford Moor

71

74

72

0

12

Tower Hamlets

St. Dunstan’s and Stepney Green

73

77

75

2

13

Tower Hamlets

Weavers

74

81

77

1

14

Bradford

University

71

76

73

2

15

Knowsley

Princess

68

77

72

5

16

Leicester

Spinney Hills

74

80

77

1

17

Liverpool

Granby

67

74

70

0

18

Newham

Green Street East

76

81

78

0

19

Newham

Green Street West

76

79

77

2

20

Kensington and Chelsea

Golborne

74

82

78

1

21

Newham

Little Ilford

72

77

75

0

22

Redcar and Cleveland

Grangetown

70

78

74

0

23

Knowsley

Longview

73

80

76

2

24

Birmingham

Small Heath

72

79

76

0

25

Birmingham

Nechells

70

77

74

2

Least deprived

1

Chiltern

Austenwood

76

82

78

5

2

Surrey Heath

St. Pauls

79

80

80

5

3

South Bucks

Gerrards Cross South

83

95

87

0

4

Macclesfield

Prestbury

78

84

81

4

5

Macclesfield

Knutsford Norbury Booths

85

87

86

0

6

East Staffordshire

Little Aston

77

79

78

4

7

Three Rivers

Chorteywood East

80

83

81

4

8

Lichfield

Nonsuch

80

82

81

2

9

Winchester

Whiteley

79

81

83

0

10

Cardiff

Lisvane

83

83

83

0

11

Wealden

Crowborough St. Johns

74

78

76

3

12

Reading

Mapledurham

84

86

85

0

13

Waverley

Godalming Holloway

82

86

84

0

14

Daventry

Brampton

84

0

15

Durham

Shincliffe

82

5

16

Waverley

Farnham Bourne

82

88

85

1

17

Tandridge

Woldingham

84

82

2

18

Sedgemoor

Axe Vale

83

82

82

1

19

Rushcliffe

Wolds

82

78

5

20

Woking

Mayford and Sutton Green

78

86

82

0

21

Monmouthshire

Shirenewton

77

81

0

22

Wokingham

Barkham

78

85

81

0

23

Wokingham

Finchampstead North

80

88

84

1

24

Mole Valley

Ashtead Park

80

83

82

3

25

Three Rivers

Moor Park and Eastbury

80

80

80

5

(1) Period life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the area's age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. The figure reflects mortality among those living in the area in each time period, rather than mortality among those born in each area. It is not therefore the number of years a baby born in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born in the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.
(2) Wards for which life expectancy for one or both sexes could not be calculated due to small numbers are marked by ‘—’. Life expectancy for all persons combined is given for all wards.
(3) Deprivation was measured using the Carstairs deprivation score, which reflects levels of household overcrowding, male unemployment, low social class and car ownership.
(4) Five year averages, based on deaths registered in each year, and experimental ward population estimates based on the 2001 Census. The ward names and boundaries used are 2001 Census Standard Table wards.
(5) The presence of medical and care communal establishments; such as nursing homes and hospices, can artificially depress the average life expectancy of the ward in which they are located. To aid interpretation of the figures, this indicator shows the proportion of the population of each ward, aged 65 and over, who were resident in such establishments in 2001. For this purpose, all wards in England and Wales (not only the wards in these boroughs) were divided into six groups which are numbered from 0 to five:
‘0’ means that none of the over-65 population lived in medical and care communal establishments;
‘1’ means that the proportion of the over-65 population in such establishments was in the lowest fifth of all wards;
‘5’ means that the proportion of the over-65 population in such establishments was in the highest fifth of all wards.

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