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Life expectancy for administrative areas within Scotland - Time series data

Life expectancy for administrative areas within Scotland - Time series data

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The time series data for Scotland and council areas from 2001-2003 to 2013-2015 has been updated to use the 90 years and over upper age band in the calculations, introduced in the 2013-2015 publication. It also uses the corrected 2012 to 2014 mid-year population estimates, published in April 2016. Therefore these historical estimates can be compared with the latest 2013-2015 estimates as they are calculated on the same basis.

Abridged life tables, by sex, age and council area, Scotland: 2001-2003 to 2014-2016
(Excel    CSV)

The time series data for the other geographies will be updated at a later date to use the 90 years and over upper age band, as well as the corrected 2012 to 2014 mid-year population estimates. Currently they are based on the uncorrected 2012 to 2014 mid-year estimates and use the 85 years and over upper age band in the life expectancy calculations. Therefore, these historical estimates should not be compared directly with the latest 2013-2015 estimates, as they are calculated on a different basis.

Abridged life tables, by sex, age and NHS Board area, Scotland: 2000-2002 to 2012-2014 (2014 NHS Board areas)
(Excel 343 KB)

Abridged life tables, by sex, age and 2012 Urban Rural 6-fold Classification, Scotland: 2001-2003 to 2012-2014
(Excel 219 KB)

As the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) had not been updated for use with the new 2011 Census data zones, life expectancy estimates for this classification were not updated for 2012-2014. In future, estimates will be produced using the 2016 SIMD Classification.

Abridged life tables, by sex, age and Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 2012 deprivation decile, Scotland: 2001-2003 to 2011-2013
(Excel 257 KB)

As Community Health Partnerships no longer exist, life expectancy estimates will no longer be produced at this geography.

Abridged life tables, by sex, age and Community Health Partnership, Scotland: 2001-2003 to 2012-2014
(Excel 626 KB)

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