A baby boy can expect to live to around 79 years, while a girl should live to just under 83 - and people in the South generally live longer.
Across the retail sector there was a sunshine fuelled sales bounce as Britain embraces the summer sun.
The drop in British manufacturing, as evidenced by figures out today, make for uncomfortable reading a week before the Budget.
Immigration from the European Union (EU) increased to 183,000 in the year ending June, the Office for National Statistics said, up from 158,000 the previous year.
There was a "statistically significant" increase in citizens arriving for work-related reasons from the so-called EU15, which includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Immigration from outside the European Union (EU) saw a "statistically significant" drop to 242,000 in the year to June, from 282,000 the previous year.
Net migration into Britain has risen year on year for the first time in two years, fresh figures have shown. A net flow of 182,000 long-term migrants came to the UK in the year to June, up from 167,000 in the year to June 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.
The increase was driven by a drop in the number of migrants leaving Britain as emigration fell to its lowest level since 2001, the ONS said.
Some 503,000 people immigrated to the UK in the year ending June, compared with the 517,000 people who arrived during the previous year, while 320,000 emigrants left the country, down from the 349,000 the previous year.
Breast cancer survival rates for women in England have risen from 54 per cent in 1971 to 84 per cent, according to the Office for National Statistics:
The British Retail Consortium has welcomed the latest growth figures describing them as "very strong".
British retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in over two years in July, with the hot weather leading consumers to buy more food and outdoor products.
John Munro from the British Retail Consortium, told ITV News that the high street was offering the right deals to tempt consumers.
Leading economists have warmly welcomed the latest rise in retail sales, but caution that the rise is based on consumers spending more than they earn.
– Alan Clarke, Scotiabank
Real household disposable income is negative and going down, and this is basically telling you that people are definitely feeling the feel-good factor of the Help to Buy scheme pushing up house prices.
People are prepared to spend more than they earn. This is bad growth but I'd rather have bad growth than no growth.
The prices of goods sold in the retail industry rose by 1.8% compared with July 2012, the Office for National Statistics said.
This was mainly due to increases in the prices of goods sold in the food sector.
Food and online sales contributed the most to the rise in retail figures, the Office for National Statistics said.
- Food sales increased by 2.1 % their biggest rise since April 2011
- Supermarkets said the sunny weather saw customers buy more food, alcohol, clothing and outdoor items
- Sales on 'none store retailing' driving growth
Retail sales figures grew by 3.0% in July 2013 compared with July 2012, the Office for National Statistics said.