Research and analysis

Life expectancy: recent trends in older ages

A summary of recent trends in life expectancy among those aged 65 and over in England.

Documents

Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: February 2016

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Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: February 2015

Recent trends in life expectancy at older ages: supporting data

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Detail

This report summarises the relevant trends and provides some context for those trying to assess the significance of recent apparent changes.

The report confirms an overall upward trend in life expectancy in this age group in England since the early 1980s.