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Office for National Statistics (ONS)

The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.

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Under 44? Get ready to live forever!
09-Sep-2015

Under 44? Get ready to live forever!

A look at the latest UK life expectancy at 65 statistics - annual increase has been growing since 1960

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Office for National Statistics (ONS) News

Longevity gap differs greatly between the rich and poor areas of England

BBC - 13-Oct-2021

Report finds alarming fall in life expectancy even before COVID pandemic - calls for better policies

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Covid-19 hit hardest in men, cutting their life expectancy by over an year

BBC - 23-Sep-2021

Life expectancy will recover in the future, but with a 'slower growth'

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Experimental national estimates of life expectancy and mortality based on ethnicity

Guardian - 26-Jul-2021

Compared to blacks and Asians, whites and mixed groups had lower life expectancy

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UK recorded more deaths than births for first time in 40 years

BBC - 25-Jun-2021

Covid may not be the only reason; fewer births and older population also fuel death rates

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Working 55+ hours a week killed 745,000 people a year

BBC - 17-May-2021

Working overtime, only to die early - long working hours may increase your risk of stroke & heart disease

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Life expectancy reduces by nearly 3 years

BBC - 02-Dec-2019

The goal to live more than 100 years seems to be slowly drifting away

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Life expectancy increase reflected in number of older people in society

BBC - 19-Nov-2019

Even without life extension experts predict increasingly longer lives

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The lowest mortality levels ever recorded

LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) - 16-Oct-2019

Good news – recent quarterly statistics suggest that UK life expectancy is no longer stalled

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Computers and robots could automate 1.5 million jobs

BBC - 25-Mar-2019

Percentage of workers in primary industry massively reduced in last century - not necessarily a bad thing

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UK among worst for life expectancy rises

BBC - 07-Aug-2018

Life expectancy rises in the UK have stagnated due to still unknown reasons

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More elderly are dying after falls as care crisis deepens

Guardian - 07-Apr-2018

Number of deaths in men over 85 has risen by 177%. Greater increase than the number of people re...

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Deprivation reduces life expectancy by nearly a decade

Independent - 01-Mar-2018

Office for National Statistics says life expectancy of most deprived males is 73.9 years. Compar...

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8 things more likely to kill you in 1970s

BBC - 04-Feb-2018

Eight things more likely to kill you in 1970s Britain than today. 1. Winter 2. The workplace 3...

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Life expectancy plummets in parts of UK

Independent - 18-Jan-2018

By 2041, women will live to 86.2 years and men 83.4 years. Decrease of almost a whole year compa...

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Antibiotic resistance expected to reduce life expectancy

Telegraph - 01-Dec-2017

Antibiotic resistance has caused a fall in life expectancy for the first time, the Office for Nat...

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Glasgow has UK's highest death rate

Belfast Telegraph - 27-Nov-2017

Glasgow has topped the list of places with the highest mortality rate in the UK, new data has rev...

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10 charts that show why sleep is so important

BBC - 28-Oct-2017

Both short and long sleepers are more likely to live shorter lives. Not enough sleep associated...

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UK population to pass 70m in 2029

BBC - 26-Oct-2017

According to the Office for National Statistics the UK's population is set to exceed 70 million i...

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Centenarians are fastest growing age group in UK

Guardian - 27-Sep-2017

Centenarians are the fastest growing age group in the UK, with the number of 100-year-olds almost...

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Gap between men's and women's life expectancy no longer closing

Telegraph - 27-Sep-2017

The gap has narrowed every year for the past decade. Between 2010 to 2012 and 2014 to 2016, the...

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