Healthy life expectancy: How your part of London compares

The London borough of Richmond-upon-Thames has the highest healthy life expectancy for men and women in England.

New figures from the Office for National Statistics show men and women have a healthy life expectancy of 70.3 years and 72.1 years respectively.

The figures have been released today by the Office for National Statistics
The figures have been released today by the Office for National Statistics Credit: Press Association

The lowest figure was in Tower Hamlets for women at 54.1 years, a 15-year gap compared to Richmond-upon-Thames.

The definition of "healthy life expectancy" is: "the number of years an individual can expect to spend in ‘Very good’ or ‘Good’ general health." This differs from overall life expectancy.

The average healthy life expectancy figure for the whole of England is 64.2 years. Here's how London and the South East compares (alphabetical order):

Barking and Dagenham:

  • Men, 59.7 years
  • Women, 57.7 years

Barnet:

  • Men, 66.8 years
  • Women, 68.7 years

Bexley:

  • Men, 65.9 years
  • Women, 66.4 years

Bracknell Forest:

  • Men, 67.2 years
  • Women, 68.1 years

Brent:

  • Men, 64.2 year
  • Women, 62.2 years

Bromley:

  • Men, 66.1 years
  • Women, 68.8 years

Buckinghamshire:

  • Men, 68.9 years
  • Women, 68.1 years

Camden:

  • Men, 61.3 years
  • Women, 65.8 years

City of London:

  • Men, No data
  • Women, No data

Croydon:

  • Men, 62.1 years
  • Women, 65.8 years

Ealing:

  • Men, 61.8 years
  • Women, 60.6 years

East Sussex:

  • Men, 62.8 years
  • Women, 65.3 years

Enfield:

  • Men, 62.8 years
  • Women, 63.2 years

Essex:

  • Men, 64.7 years
  • Women, 66.7 years

Greenwich:

  • Men, 61.7 years
  • Women, 63 years

Hackney:

  • Men, 58 years
  • Women, 60.3 years

Hammersmith and Fulham:

  • Men, 61.9 years
  • Women, 65 years

Hampshire:

  • Men, 67.2 years
  • Women, 67.9 years

Haringey:

  • Men, 59.5 years
  • Women, 60.1 years

Harrow:

  • Men, 63.2 years
  • Women, 66.4 years

Havering:

  • Men, 63.7 years
  • Women, 64.8 years

Hertfordshire:

  • Men, 65.4 years
  • Women, 66.6 years

Hillingdon:

  • Men, 64 years
  • Women, 66.1 years

Hounslow:

  • Men, 60.6 years
  • Women, 63.2 years

Islington:

  • Men, 56.5 years
  • Women, 57.2 years

Kensington and Chelsea:

  • Men, 66.9 years
  • Women, 67.8 years

Kent:

  • Men, 63.6 years
  • Women, 65.5 years

Kingston-upon-Thames:

  • Men, 63.5 years
  • Women, 64.4 years

Lambeth:

  • Men, 61.1 years
  • Women, 62.3 years

Lewisham:

  • Men, 60.9 years
  • Women, 61.7 years

Luton:

  • Men, 60.6 years
  • Women, 59.6 years

Medway:

  • Men, 62.9 years
  • Women, 63 years

Merton:

  • Men, 64.5 years
  • Women, 65.9 years

Milton Keynes:

  • Men, 61.3 years
  • Women, 65.1 years

Newham:

  • Men, 59.7 years
  • Women, 55.7 years

Reading:

  • Men, 65.2 years
  • Women, 67.1 years

Redbridge:

  • Men, 65.5 years
  • Women, 62.4 years

Richmond-upon-Thames:

  • Men, 70.3 years
  • Women, 72.1 years

Slough:

  • Men, 60.9 years
  • Women, 60.5 years

Southend-on-Sea:

  • Men, 63 years
  • Women, 64.6 years

Southwark:

  • Men, 60.6 years
  • Women, 60.2 years

Surrey:

  • Men, 68.1 years
  • Women, 68.6 years

Sutton:

  • Men, 63.3 years
  • Women, 65.9 years

Tameside:

  • Men, 57.5 years
  • Women, 56.8 years

Thurrock:

  • Men, 64.1 years
  • Women, 63.1 years

Tower Hamlets:

  • Men, 55.7 years
  • Women, 54.1 years

Waltham Forest:

  • Men, 61.3 years
  • Women, 59.5 years

Wandsworth:

  • Men, 61.7 years
  • Women, 63.8 years

West Berkshire:

  • Men, 67.4 years
  • Women, 68.4 years

West Sussex:

  • Men, 66.7 years
  • Women, 68.5 years

Westminster:

  • Men, 66.2 years
  • Women, 65.2 years

Windsor and Maidenhead:

  • Men, 67.7 years
  • Women, 69.2 years

Wokingham:

  • Men, 69.4 years
  • Women, 70.2 years