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Interactive Lincolnshire map shows life expectancy figures released by the Office of National Statistics

A new interactive map of life expectancy figures shows that one Lincolnshire district is bucking the national trend.

The Office of National Statistics revealed this week that the average life expectancy for males in England is now 78.85 years compared to 82.82 for females.

Many parts of the country have seen a decline in average life expectancy, but it’s a different story for babies born in South Kesteven between 2020 and 2022. On average, boys born during that time are expected to live to 80.1 and girls to 84. This is an increase of around one month for both sexes compared to babies who were born in the district between 2011 and 2013.

The Office of National Statistics has released the latest life expectancy figures. Photo: istock
The Office of National Statistics has released the latest life expectancy figures. Photo: istock

Across the border in Rutland, the figures are even more promising with boys having a life expectancy of 82.14 years and girls 84.5 years. This is an increase of just over a year for boys and just under a year for girls compared to 2011-2013 babies.

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Other districts in Lincolnshire are following the national trend, with Boston facing one of the biggest declines in life expectancy. The average for boys born between 2020 and 2022 is 76.5 and for girls is 81.3 – a decrease of just over two years for boys and 15 months for girls.

Click on the map below to find out the life expectancy for your area.

In South Holland the life expectancy for boys born in 2020-2022 is 78.8 and for girls is 83. In Lincoln it is 75.8 for boys and 81 for girls.

This Office for National Statistics interactive map shows how life expectancy across the country has changed over time.

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