Small Area Life Expectancy at Birth

Life Expectancy for small areas is calculated using mortality data aggregated over a number of years to ensure sufficient numbers of deaths are recorded. The most recent data for Life Expectancy at birth at CCG level is for the period 2010-2012. During this period, the Life Expectancy at birth in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG for males was 80.2 years (95% CI: 79.9 – 80.5 years) and for females it was 83.7 years (95% CI: 83.5 – 84 years). The Life Expectancy at birth is significantly higher for males in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG compared to England for the period 2010-12 (England male Life Expectancy at birth; 79.2 years, 95% CI: 79.2 – 79.2 years) and for females in the CCG compared to England (England females at birth; 83 years, 95% CI: 83 – 83 years).

Life Expectancy at an even smaller level (Middle layer Super Output Areas (MSOA)) is available for the period 2009 to 2013. In West Sussex, the male Life Expectancy at birth for 2009 to 2013 (small area based) was 80.4 years and for females it was 84.0 years.

In NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, there is a 13 year difference in the Life Expectancy at birth for males between the highest and lowest Life Expectancy at MSOA level. The map below shows the variation in Life Expectancy at birth for males in MSOAs of NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 72.5 years (95% CI: 70.7 – 74.3 years) in MSOA Arun 011 (E02006552), which is located on the coast near Littlehampton. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 85.5 years (95% CI: 84.0 – 87.0 years) in MSOA Horsham 012 (E02006599) which is south of Billingshurst.

Male Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG

Male Life Expectancy at birth (2009 – 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG


For females in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, there is a gap of 13.5 years between the MSOA with the lowest and highest Life Expectancy at birth for females. The map below shows the variation in Life Expectancy at birth for females in MSOAs of NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 77.5 years (95% CI: 75.7 – 79.3 years) which is again in MSOA Arun 011 (E02006552) located on the coast near Littlehampton. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 91 years (95% CI: 88.8 – 93.1 years), again in MSOA Horsham 012 (E02006599), south of Billingshurst.

Female Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG

Female Life Expectancy at birth (2009 – 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG