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Life expectancy in Scotland

Life expectancy in Scotland

The most recent Life expectancy at birth is:

Male: 77.1 years
Female: 81.1 years

This is from the Life Tables for Scotland 2017-2019 which also contains data back to 1981 and comparisons to other UK countries. It is updated in September each year.

Further statistics on life expectancy

At lower level areas for example NHS Board area: Life Expectancy in Scottish Areas
How deprivation affects life expectancy: Life Expectancy in Scottish Council Areas split by Deprivation
How its changed since 2001-2003: Life Expectancy for Administrative Areas within Scotland
Healthy Life Expectancy: Healthy Life Expectancy in Scottish Areas,  2015-2017

Other Statistics

Leading causes of death in Scotland
Births in Scotland
All statistics that we produce

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