United Kingdom Life Expectancy

United Kingdom Life Expectancy; what is average life expectancy in the UK for men and women? Life expectancy in the UK has increased over the years. More people are living longer and longer.

The average life expectancy in the UK will improve over the coming years. Male children born between 2014 and 2016 are expected to live for about 79.2 years and female children will tend to have a life expectancy of 82.9 years

Life expectancy by nation in The UK

The UK might have a rise in life expectancy but there is a significant variation between each of the four nations.

Men and women in England are estimated to live 79.5 and 83.1 years respectively, the other areas the life expectancy varies as shown below

Life expectancy in the UK

Life expectancy in UK average:

Man – 79.2 years

Woman – 82.9 years

Life expectancy in Northern Ireland: 

Man – 78.5 years

Woman – 82.3 years

Life expectancy in England: 

Man – 79.5 years

Woman – 83.1 years

Life expectancy in Scotland: 

Man – 77.1 years

Woman – 81.2 years

Wales: 

Man – 78.4 years

Woman – 82.4 years

Why is life expectancy different for men and women?

The reason why women live longer than male has not been determined.  Though, scientists assume that men work more physically intensive and dangerous jobs than women.

Another theory is than men are more likely to drink and smoke though these theories have not been proved.