Life expectancy in Hastings could remain below the national average over the next 15 years, a new study has found.
The findings, based on Office for National Statistics data combined with advanced mathematical modelling, suggests that average life expectancy for women in England and Wales will rise from 83.3 in 2012 to 87.6 in 2030. For men, it is predicted to increase from 79.5 to 85.7 over the same period.
But for Hastings it is predicted to be 84.02 years for men and 86.03 for women in 2030.
This year the average rate for men’s life expectancy in Hastings stands at 78.91 and for women, 82.98 years, according to the study, which was published this week.
Figures for the Rother district, which covers Rye, Battle and Bexhill, fare better in the study.
In 2030 men’s life expectancy is expected to be an average of 86.81 years and for women, 88.89.
The average rate for 2015 in Rother stands at 81.86 for men and 85.42 for women.
The study’s forecasts for England and Wales for 2030 are higher than those issued by the Office for National Statistics by 2.4 years for men and one year for women.