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 Crawley CCG for males was 79.4 years (95% CI: 78.8 – 80.1 years) and for females it was 83.6 years (95% CI: 82.9 – 84.2 years). The Life Expectancy at CCG level is not significantly different to England for the period 2010-12 (England males at birth; 79.2 years, 95% CI: 79.2 – 79.2 years, 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 Crawley CCG, there is nearly a decade difference (9.8 years) 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 Crawley CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 76.2 years (95% CI: 74.6 – 77.8 years) in MSOA Crawley 007 (E02006581), which is located near Southgate. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 86 years (95% CI: 83.5 – 88.6 years) in MSOA Crawley 008 (E02006582) which is near Maidenbower.

Male Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Crawley CCG

Male Life Expectancy at birth (2009 – 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Crawley CCG
Source: Office for National Statistics

For females in NHS Crawley CCG, there is a gap of 7.5 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 Crawley CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 80 years (95% CI: 78.5 – 81.6 years) which is again in MSOA Crawley 007 (E02006581) located on near Southgate. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 87.5 years (95% CI: 85.5 – 89.6 years), in MSOA Crawley 011 (E02006585), south of Tilgate.

Female Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Crawley CCG

Female Life Expectancy at birth (2009 – 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Crawley CCG
Source: Office for National Statistics