The average life expectancy for women in Wales could be approaching 90 by 2030, a new study has found.
The research, based on Office for National Statistics data, found that men are also set to live longer than official estimates predict as the gender gap narrows.
The study suggests that the average life expectancy for women will rise from 83.3 in 2012 to 87.6 in 2030. For men, it is predicted to increase from 79.5 to 85.7 over the same period.
Researchers also found that by 2030, people in affluent southern England and well-off districts of London are expected to be living more than eight years longer than those in urban centres such as south Wales, Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester.
The research, drew on the death rate and population data for 375 local authority districts in Wales and England dating back to the 1980s.