Figure 8: Local area gap in healthy life expectancy (HLE) at age 65 years for males and females by constituent countries and the UK
Source: Office for National Statistics
- These figures have been calculated by taking the local authority with the lowest HLE and subtracting it from the local authority with the highest HLE from age 65 years by sex for each nation.
- Local authority areas are 150 upper tier local authorities (UTLAs) in England, 22 unitary authorities in Wales, 32 council areas in Scotland and 11 local government districts in Northern Ireland.
- The Isles of Scilly and City of London are excluded because of small populations.
- Areas with small populations, such as Orkney Islands, tend to have a wider confidence interval than areas with larger populations such as Essex.
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