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Baby girls born in Camden have highest life expectancy in the country

PUBLISHED: 16:41 05 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:41 05 November 2015

Baby girls born in Camden topped the life expectancy leage table for England and Wales

Baby girls born in Camden topped the life expectancy leage table for England and Wales

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Baby girls born in Camden can expect to live longer on average than anyone else across England and Wales, new figures have shown.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed a stark inequality of life expectancy in different parts of the UK.

In Camden, a newborn baby girl can expect to live to age 86.7 – seven years longer than the worst performing region of Middlesbrough.

Camden also tops the life expectancy tables for women currently aged 65, who can expect to live to 89.6 years. This is compared with the worst performer, Manchester, with 83.8 years.

The borough also appears in the top ten life expectancy rates for males aged 65, at 85.6 years, with Manchester again reporting the worst life expectancy at 80.9 years.

Between 2000 and 2014, Camden has seen female life expectancy at birth rise from 80.5 to 86.7 years. For baby boys, this has risen from 74.3 to 81.8 years.

The figures, released by the ONS yesterday, show inequality in the life expectancy of babies born in different parts of the UK has grown by almost half a year since the start of the century.

Wealthy London boroughs, like Camden and Kensington and Chelsea, rank consistently higher than areas in the north of England like Blackpool and Middlesbrough.

The figures reveal the majority of the 50 areas with the lowest life expectancy at birth in the North East, the North West and Wales. A total of 68% of areas in the bottom 50 for boys and 70% for girls were in these regions.

The top 50 local areas with the highest male life expectancy at birth were in the South East, East of England, South West, London and East Midlands. Out of the top 50 areas for highest life expectancy for females, only two were in the North of the country.

See below for the top 10 and bottom 10 performing local authorities for newborns and those aged 65, broken down by gender.

Newborn baby boys

Highest:

1. Kensington and Chelsea: 83.3

2. St Albans: 82.9

3. East Dorset: 82.8

4. Harrow: 82.7

5. South Cambridgeshire: 82.7

6. Guildford: 82.6

7. Christchurch: 82.5

8. Uttlesford: 82.5

9. Hart: 82.4

10. Mole Valley: 82.4

Lowest:

1. Blackpool: 74.7

2. Manchester: 75.8

3. Burnley: 76.1

4. Blaenau Gwent: 76.2

5. Middlesbrough: 76.2

6. Liverpool: 76.4

7. Hyndburn: 76.5

8. Kingston upon Hull: 76.6

9. Stoke-on-Trent: 76.6

10. Corby: 76.7

Newborn baby girls

Highest:

1. Chiltern 86.7

2. Camden 86.7

3. Hart 86.6

4. Kensington and Chelsea 86.4

5. Westminster 86.3

6. Harrow 86.1

7. East Dorset 86.0

8. Richmond upon Thames 86.0

9. Rutland 85.9

10. Epsom and Ewell 85.7

Lowest:

1. Middlesbrough 79.8

2. Manchester 79.9

3. Blackpool 79.9

4. Burnley 80.1

5. Blaenau Gwent 80.3

6. Merthyr Tydfil 80.5

7. Liverpool 80.5

8. Halton 80.5

9. Knowsley 80.5

10. Kingston upon Hull 80.5

Males aged 65

Highest:

1. Kensington and Chelsea 86.6

2. Westminster 86.3

3. Harrow 86.2

4. East Dorset 85.9

5. St Albans 85.8

6. Waverley 85.8

7. Chiltern 85.7

8. East Cambridgeshire 85.6

9. Camden 85.6

10. Mid Devon 85.6

Lowest:

1. Manchester 80.9

2. Blaenau Gwent 81.7

3. Blackpool 81.8

4. Kingston upon Hull 81.8

5. Bolsover 81.9

6. Stoke-on-Trent 81.9

7. Burnley 82.0

8. Liverpool 82.0

9. Middlesbrough 82.0

10. Rhondda Cynon Taf 82.1

Females aged 65

Highest:

1. Camden 89.6

2. Chiltern 89.2

3. Westminster 89.1

4. Kensington and Chelsea 88.8

5. Hart 88.5

6. Harrow 88.5

7. East Dorset 88.5

8. Lewes 88.5

9. Christchurch 88.4

10. West Somerset 88.3

Lowest:

1. Manchester 83.8

2. Blaenau Gwent 83.9

3. Halton 83.9

4. Middlesbrough 83.9

5. Burnley 84.0

6. Merthyr Tydfil 84.1

7. Tameside 84.1

8. Kingston upon Hull 84.2

9. Salford 84.2

10. Sunderland 84.2

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