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Life Expectancy in Scottish Areas

Life Expectancy in Scottish Areas

 Life Expectancy for areas in Scotland

This latest publication summarises the National Records of Scotland’s life expectancy figures for the years 2014-2016 for areas within Scotland, including council and NHS Board areas.

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Life Expectancy for Administrative Areas within Scotland
2014-2016

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Life Expectancy for Administrative Areas within Scotland
2013-2015

Time Series Data
Data Visualisation Comparisons of life expectancy at birth between council areas in Scotland
(interactive data visualisation which can be found on the Scotland's Census website)

Archive

Historical Data
Including previous publications on administrative areas and special areas within Scotland.

Life Expectancy in Other Special Areas

These sections of our website contain life expectancy figures for various special areas. The figures were constructed using population and death data built up from data zone level. When interpreting life expectancy estimates it is important to bear in mind confidence intervals, particularly when focusing on areas with small populations. The latest estimates for these geographies are now available.

Life Expectancy in Scottish council Areas split by Deprivation

Please note: Scotland level life expectancy within these publications are a by-product of the process used to calculate smaller area life expectancy. They will differ from the definitive Scotland level life expectancy figures produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), available in table 1 and table 2 on our Scottish National Life Tables page. This is because slightly different processes are used to calculate the figures, ONS create national life tables using single year of age whereas we create abridged life tables using grouped ages.

Methodology

Life Expectancy for Scotland: Methodology Guide (Portable Document Format (PDF) 211 Kb)

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