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 81.6 years (95% CI: 81.1 – 82 years) and for females it was 84.1 years (95% CI: 83.7 – 84.5 years). The Life Expectancy in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG is significantly higher than 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, there is over a decade difference (10.1 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 77.9 years (95% CI: 76.1 – 79.7 years) in MSOA Horsham 001 (E02006588), which is located north of Horsham. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for males was 88 years (95% CI: 86 – 90 years) in MSOA Mid Sussex 004 (E02006607) which is near East Grinstead.

Male Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG

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

For females in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG, there is a gap of 13.2 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 Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG for 2009 to 2013. The lowest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 80.3 years (95% CI: 78.2 – 82.4 years) which is in MSOA Horsham 011 (E02006598) located south of Horsham. The highest Life Expectancy at birth for females was 93.5 years (95% CI: 91.3 – 95.7 years), in MSOA Mid Sussex 010 (E02006613), near Hayward Heath.

Female Life Expectancy at birth (2009 - 2013) for MSOAs in NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG

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