How long will you live a healthy life? It drastically depends on your London borough

See how your borough compares

London boroughs are some of the healthiest and least healthy areas of England, it seems.

The Office for National Statistics has ranked the areas of England in order of how long they can expect to live in “good” health, and London boroughs are the best and worst performers.

Those born now in Richmond upon Thames can expect to live about 70 years in good general health, while those in Tower Hamlets would live about 55 years in good health.

London boroughs generally appeared at the healthier end of the table among other local authorities in the south of England, however, some less-affluent boroughs featured down at the bottom, mostly among northern councils.

While women generally had longer life expectancies, men could expect to live more of their life in good health.

Here are the top 10 English areas and how long people could be expected to live a healthy life:

Women

  1. Richmond upon Thames               72.2
  2. Wokingham        70.7
  3. Windsor and Maidenhead           70.3
  4. Rutland                70.3
  5. Kensington and Chelsea               70.2
  6. West Berkshire 69.6
  7. Harrow 69.6
  8. Kingston upon Thames  69.3
  9. Barnet  69.1
  10. Surrey   68.9

Men

  1. Wokingham        70.5
  2. Dorset  69.5
  3. Buckinghamshire             69.5
  4. Windsor and Maidenhead           69.4
  5. Richmond upon Thames               69.1
  6. West Berkshire 69.0
  7. Rutland                68.9
  8. Harrow 68.8
  9. Bracknell Forest                68.3
  10. Kensington and Chelsea               68.1

Here are the bottom 10 English areas and how long people could be expected to live a healthy life:

Women

  1. Manchester                                       54.4
  2. Barking and Dagenham                                 54.6
  3. Kingston upon Hull, City of                                           55.0
  4. Barnsley                                               56.3
  5. Tower Hamlets                                 56.5
  6. County Durham                                                56.7
  7. Rochdale                                             57.6
  8. Leicester                                              57.8
  9. Hartlepool                                           58.0
  10. Stoke-on-Trent                                 58.0

Men

  1. Blackpool                                             55.0
  2. Tower Hamlets                                 55.4
  3. Hartlepool                                           55.6
  4. Manchester                                       56.1
  5. Wolverhampton                                               56.9
  6. Salford                                  57.2
  7. Kingston upon Hull, City of                                           57.5
  8. Barnsley                                               57.5
  9. Doncaster                                           57.5
  10. Middlesbrough                                 57.7

Here’s the full ranking of London boroughs:

Health by London borough

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