- Oldham’s life expectancy at birth falls short of the England, North West and Greater Manchester averages for both males and females.
- Oldham’s male life expectancy at birth for 2015/17 is 77.2 years. This falls short of the England average by 2.4 years.
- Oldham’s female life expectancy at birth for 2015/17 is 80.9 years. This falls short of the England average by 2.2 years.
- In recent years, there has been a slow down in improvement in life expectancy at birth at a national level, Oldham has experienced slight decreases over the same period. However, between 2014/16 and the most recently published figures for 2015/17, slight increases occurred in the life expectancy at birth for males and females in Oldham.
- Oldham males spend 78.1% of their lives in ‘good health’. The percentage for Oldham females is lower at 72.4%. The percentage of life spent in ‘good health’ has changed from 79% in 2009/11 to 78.1% in 2015/17 for Oldham males and from 74.4% in 2009/11 to 72.4% in 2015/17 for Oldham females.
The graphs below display life expectancy data for Oldham, the North West and England between 2001/3 and 2015/17 and the healthy life expectancy for Oldham between 2009/11 and 2015/17.
Variation in life expectancy across Oldham
The maps below show variations in life expectancy between different electoral wards in Oldham. Click on the map to enlarge the image.