Life Expectancy

  • 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.

Life Expectancy at birth 1517 Graph

HLE Oldham Males

HLE Oldham Females

 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.


LE at birth Males 2011-2015

LE at birth Females 2011-2015