Statistics released by Public Health England show that Grange Park is ranked as the fourth highest in the country for long life.
Although the first houses were only occupied there just over 30 years ago, women in Grange Park are expected to live until they are 95 years old whilst men should live to at least 87.
Even newer areas of Swindon like Oakhurst, Taw Hill, Redhouse, Haydon End, St Andrew’s Ridge, Ash Brake and Abbey Meads are in the top 10 in the country for longevity. Women are expected to live well into their 90s and men are not far behind.
By contrast life expectancy in older parts of the town are lower and in areas of greatest deprivation such as the Parks, women can expect to die at the age of 78, seventeen years earlier than women in Grange Park.
Cherry Jones, Swindon’s acting director of public health said: “We can see the evidence of health inequalities across Swindon when we compare the life expectancy of people who live in our most deprived communities with those who live in our more affluent areas.
"This is caused by many things including differences in housing conditions, diet, levels of smoking, drinking and physical inactivity.
“Focusing on prevention and early detection of diseases most strongly linked to health inequalities, such as cardio vascular disease, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes, will help to reduce the gap in life expectancy that we see in the town.
“We need to create an environment where people can address some of these lifestyle issues which we know are more prevalent in the less affluent areas of Swindon, as well as make changes to other factors that influence health outcomes such as housing, education and employment.”
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