Premature death rates: Find figures for your area

The red areas show the worst areas for premature deaths in and around London Photo: Longer Lives

People living in the north of England have a greater risk of dying early than those in the south, according to a national league table of premature death rates published today.

The Longer Lives website from Public Health England ranks local authorities using a traffic light system. It ranges from red for the worst areas to green for the best.

There is a clear north/south divide in the statistics, which show the number of people under the age of 75 who died over a two-year period. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt describes it as a 'shocking variation'.

Click here to see an interactive map which compares your place of living with the rest of London and the UK.

The map shows the worst areas for mortality rates in the UK Credit: Longer Lives

Overall premature deaths per area

Figures show premature deaths per 100,000

  • Wokingham 200.3
  • Richmond upon Thames 202.3
  • Surrey CC 208.5
  • Harrow 209.3
  • Kensington and Chelsea 212.5
  • Bromley 213.8
  • Hampshire CC 214.8
  • Kingston upon Thames 215.5
  • Buckinghamshire CC 218
  • Windsor and Maidenhead 220
  • Cambridgeshire CC 220
  • Barnet 220.2
  • Hertfordshire CC 228.5
  • Enfield 236.5
  • Essex CC 238.1
  • Westminster 248
  • Brent 251.8
  • Kent CC 252.1
  • Croydon 258.5
  • Wandsworth 259.5
  • Camden 266.9
  • Southend-on-Sea 269.4
  • Ealing 270.7
  • Hounslow 270.9
  • Waltham Forest 272.8
  • Reading 279.5
  • Haringey 280.1
  • Greenwich 291.6
  • Hammersmith and Fulham 295.6
  • Lewisham 305.4
  • Luton 306.7
  • Slough 307.4
  • Southwark 313.2
  • Islington 320.5
  • Lambeth 321.6
  • Hackney 327.4
  • Barking and Dagenham 337.2
  • Tower Hamlets 346.6