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If you live in Ashfield, you’re likely to die earlier.

That’s the grim finding from the latest Office for National Statistics data, combined with advanced mathematical modelling.

It suggests that the current life expectancy for women in Ashfield is 82.43, with the figure rising to 85.74 by 2030, while for men, it’s 78.97, rising to 83.86.

The average age in the UK is currently

The national average for women is said to rise from 83.3 in 2012 to 87.6 by 2030.

For men, it is predicted to increase from 79.5 to 85.7 over the same period, meaning the gap is tightning between genders.

Dr Amanda Sullivan, chief officer for NHS Mansfield and Ashfield Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We are committed to working with our communities and health providers to put in place the services and support to help people to lead healthier lifestyles and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

“We know that there are health challenges facing our communities, particularly the rise in long term conditions such as lung and heart related conditions and there is a higher prevalence of smoking amongst our population.

“We are working hard to tackle these issues by improving access to GP services for people with heart conditions and diabetes, improving early diagnosis and providing care closer to people’s homes to identify problems before they develop into more serious conditions.

Change can take generations but our health priorities are aimed at increasing the quality of people’s health as they get older.”

But the upward trend masks significant regional differences, according to the research.

By 2030, people in affluent southern England and well-off districts of London are expected to be living more than eight years longer than those in northern urban centres such as Blackpool, Liverpool and Manchester, as well as South Wales.

South Cambridgeshire currently has the higest figure, at 83.95, which is said to plummit to 89.09 by 2030, while Blackpool suffers the lowest figure, at 76.24, which will rise to 81.43.