Healthy life expectancy: key data sources

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes data at UK and lower levels on life expectancy (LE) and health expectancy.

National Records of Scotland publishes the definitive LE estimates for Scotland's administrative areas (Councils and NHS boards) and special areas (Community Health Partnership, Urban/Rural, and Deprivation). You can also find figures for Scottish Parliamentary Constituency areas and Scottish Council Areas Split by Deprivation.

In addition, ISD publish Life Expectancy estimates for intermediate zones.

The Scotland and European Health for All (HfA) Database publishes data for LE for Scotland and the 53 member states of the WHO European Region, including the UK. Although there are also indicators for disability-adjusted life expectancy (DALE) for countries including the UK, these are not available for Scotland separately.