Manchester residents 'have lowest life expectancy'



Government statistics have shown Manchester residents have the lowest life expectancy of anywhere in England and Wales.

Men and women from the city can expect to reach 71 years and 77.3 respectively - compared to an average of 75.9 and 80.6 years for the two countries as a whole.

The government figures were calculated over a three-year period from 2000 to 2002.

They show that men in Rutland can expect to live the longest in England and Wales, reaching 79.5 years on average.

Highest life expectancy for women is in Kensington and Chelsea, where females can expect to survive for just over 84 years on average, according to the figures from the Office for National Statistics.