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Watch: Kensington and Chelsea UK's highest life expectancy but Boris says move to Harrow Road to live even longer

The borough has the highest life expectancy as a local authority but the small area of Harrow Road in Westminster has the highest by a long way at 97.1-years-old

People in Kensington and Chelsea, home to Chelsea Pensioners, live the longest on average in the UK

Kensington and Chelsea has the highest life expectancy levels for anywhere in England and Wales.

Women in the Royal Borough lived on average until 86.2-years-old from 2011 to 2013 and men until 82.6, giving an average age of 84.4-years-old, data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

This is on a par with South Cambridgeshire and Hart in Hampshire with Harrow not too far behind with an average age at death of 84.1, making it the fifth highest.

Females generally have a higher life expectancy but the age which males in Kensington and Chelsea live to has rocketed over the past 20 years.

In 1991 to 1993 the average lifespan was only 73 - nearly 10 years less than it is today at 82.6-years-old.

Westminster has seen a similar trend, with male life expectancy increasing by 12.9 per cent since 1991 to 1993 and in Hammersmith and Fulham it has increased by 11.7 per cent.

Kensington and Chelsea may have the highest life expectancy as an overall borough but Harrow Road in Westminster has the UK’s highest life expectancy, with an average age of 97.1 per cent.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson, commented on it at a community meeting at City Hall on Tuesday (November 18).

He joked: “Search me, I don’t know why but in Harrow Road they are now living until 97.1. I don’t know what monkey glands or what treatment they use!”

Across England and Wales the average life expectancy now stands at 83 for women and 79.3 for men.

In 1991-93 the life expectancies of males and females was 73.6 and 79.2 respectively.

The life expectancy of males is increasing at a faster rate than that of females and the gap now stands at 3.7 years down from 5.5 two decades ago.

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