- Bournemouth – Male: 78, Female: 83
- Dorset – Male: 81, Female: 85
- Poole – Male: 80, Female: 84
- England – Male: 79, Female: 83
There are many reasons for the differences in life expectancy between Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset, but they can all be understood by examining differences in people’s life experiences.
One consequence of high life expectancy is that older people form an increasing proportion of the population. Preparing for the socio-economic effects of higher numbers of older people, and especially the ‘oldest old’ (those age over 85) is likely to prove challenging to local planners, social care providers, the NHS, and the range of institutions and public bodies concerned with the welfare and well-being of the elderly population.