Newborn girls in Camden have highest life expectancy in UK, new ONS figures reveal

Newborn girls in Camden have the highest life expectancy out of any area in the country.

Females from the north London borough are expected to live for 86.5 years, according to new figures released on Wednesday.

Two other London boroughs – Kensington and Chelsea (86.2) and Westminster (86.0) – also made the top three of the list for female life expectancy.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said it was "noticeable" how Camden was top after it had been ranked 180th between 2001 and 2003, when expectancy was 81.0 years. The Standard has approached Camden Council for comment.

Barking and Dagenham was the lowest of London’s 32 boroughs, at 82.1. Figures weren’t available for the City of London.

Out of the UK’s 418 local authority areas, Glasgow City had the lowest female life expectancy, at 78.7. The average across the UK is 82.9.

For baby boys, Hart in Hampshire had the highest life expectancy, at 83.3. Kensington and Chelsea was second, at 83.2.

Again, Barking and Dagenham has the lowest life expectancy in London for boys, at 77.8. And Glasgow City was also lowest in the male category, at 73.3. The UK average was 79.2.
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