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Why Do People Live So Damn Long In Eastbourne And Die Earlier In Liverpool?

by | 22nd, October 2013

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WHY do people live so long in Eastbourne? This is interesting :

Eastbourne has become the first place in the country to boast a population with an average age of more than 70.

The Meads district of the famously genteel East Sussex town was identified by the Office for National Statistics as having the oldest residents in England and Wales.

Named by officials as Eastbourne 012B, the well-heeled area has a population with an average age of 71.1, compared with the national average of 39.7.

Bleedin’ ‘ell. What have they got in the water there that keeps ’em all going so long? And what’s the matter with Liverpool and the rest of the North West ?

A baby born in the North West of England will live on average two years less than a child born in the South East, new Government figures have revealed.

The figures give a snapshot of life in Britain today and reveal the divisions between life-expectancy rates for people living in different areas of Britain.

Actually, it’s bugger all to do with either place. For no one is measuring life expectancy at birth. What is being measured is the age at which people pop their clogs in the different places. Which, given that people move around during their lives, isn’t the same thing at all.

People seem to live a long time in Eastbourne because lots of people go to Eastbourne when they retire. And you life expectancy keeps on going up the

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