Provides files to download data as it existed for this dataset on previous dates.

Statistics are most often revised for 1 of 2 reasons:

  1. For certain statistics initial estimates are released with the expectation that these may be revised and updated as further data becomes available.
  2. Revisions may also be made when methods or systems are changed.

These types of planned revisions should not be confused with errors in released statistics, which are genuine mistakes. Such mistakes occur rarely and, when they do happen, corrections are made in a timely manner, announced and clearly explained to users in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (Principle 2, Practice 7).

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xls (68.6 kB) Scheduled update/revision 12 December 2018 09:30
xls (68.6 kB) Scheduled update/revision 20 December 2016 10:27
xls (637.4 kB) Scheduled update/revision 29 November 2016 09:30
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Correction See correction
A correction was made to Health state life expectancies, UK: 2013 to 2015 on 14 December 2016. This does not apply to this dataset. The correction applies to Health state life expectancy - All ages, UK and Health state life expectancy at birth and at age 65 by local areas, UK. We apologise for any inconvenience.
29 November 2016 09:30

Important notes and usage information

This self-reporting template is designed to provide estimates of healthy life expectancy in five-year age bands for a given population using the Sullivan method of health expectancy calculation. In the calculation of estimates of healthy life expectancy for males or females in the UK, the Office for National Statistics uses mid-year population estimates and period life tables aggregated over three years along with survey data from the Annual Population Survey. Disability-free life expectancy is calculated using exactly the same methodology and this spreadsheet can easily be adapted for this measure by replacing “not good” health with limiting chronic illness and “good” or “fairly good” health with “no limiting chronic illness”. Data required for healthy life expectancy calculations are indicated by red text (the lighter coloured text) in the column headings and described in the column description row below.