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Provisional Life Expectancy Figures released

Provisional Life Expectancy Figures released

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2023
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Life expectancy in Scotland was 76.5 years for males and 80.7 years for females in the years 2020-2022, according to new provisional figures released by National Records of Scotland. 

Figures show life expectancy was highest in East Renfrewshire for females and East Dunbartonshire for males, and lowest in Glasgow city for both males and females in the years 2020-2022.

Life Expectancy improvements stalled in around 2012-2014 following a long period of sustained increases. 

NRS is releasing provisional Life Expectancy figures ahead of publishing 2022 mid-year population estimates early next year. Census data will allow revised population estimates for the last 10 years to be produced and NRS will then be able to revise life expectancy figures and publish these next year.


The full report can be found online on this website 


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