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[this is a data cube dataset] A data cube dataset in folders : Population, National Records of Scotland

Life Expectancy

Life expectancy in years, at birth and for age groups

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Age
  1. 0
  2. 1-4
  3. 5-9
  4. 10-14
  5. 15-19
  6. 20-24
  7. 25-29
  8. 30-34
  9. 35-39
  10. 40-44
  11. 45-49
  12. 50-54
  13. 55-59
  14. 60-64
  15. 65-69
  16. 70-74
  17. 75-79
  18. 80-84
  19. 85-89
  20. 90+
Measure Type
  1. 95% Lower Confidence Limit
  2. 95% Upper Confidence Limit
  3. Count
Reference Period
  1. 1991-1993
  2. 1992-1994
  3. 1993-1995
  4. 1994-1996
  5. 1995-1997
  6. 1996-1998
  7. 1997-1999
  8. 1998-2000
  9. 1999-2001
  10. 2000-2002
  11. 2001-2003
  12. 2002-2004
  13. 2003-2005
  14. 2004-2006
  15. 2005-2007
  16. 2006-2008
  17. 2007-2009
  18. 2008-2010
  19. 2009-2011
  20. 2010-2012
  21. 2011-2013
  22. 2012-2014
  23. 2013-2015
  24. 2014-2016
  25. 2015-2017
Sex
  1. Female
  2. Male
Simd Quintiles
  1. 1 - most deprived
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5 - least deprived
  6. All
Urban Rural Classification
  1. Accessible rural
  2. Accessible small towns
  3. All
  4. Large urban areas
  5. Other urban areas
  6. Remote rural
  7. Remote small towns
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
  3. Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies
  4. Health Board Areas
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About the Dataset
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Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
23/03/2018
Modified
21/08/2019
Next update due
December 2019
Description

Life expectancy in years, at birth and for age groups. Breakdowns are also given for deprivation (SIMD) and Urban Rural classification.

Life expectancy refers to the number of years that a person could expect to survive if the current mortality rates for each age group, sex and geographic area remain constant throughout their life. This is referred to as ‘period life expectancy’ and does not usually reflect the actual number of years that a person will survive. This is because it does not take into account changes in health care and other social factors that may occur through someone’s lifetime. However, life expectancy is a useful statistic as it provides a snapshot of the health of a population and allows the identification of inequalities between populations.

Further details are available on the NRS website

Details
Confidentiality Policy

This dataset does not contain any sensitive or personal information.

Quality Management

These data are quality assured by a statistician who was not involved in the publication. The council level data were also compared against those produced by ONS.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority (UKSA) has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in line with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (available on the UKSA website). National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.

Accuracy and Reliability

Life expectancy at birth is an estimate which is subject to a margin of error. The accuracy of the results can be indicated by calculating a confidence interval within which the true underlying life expectancy would be expected to lie. The National Records of Scotland (NRS) have published research papers assessing the quality of the administrative data sources that are used in the production of mid-year population estimates.

Coherence and Comparability

Time-series comparisons are currently appropriate at the council level.

Care should be taken with comparisons at the NHS Board level until the time-series has been updated to include the corrected 2012 to 2014 mid-year estimates and the new 90 years and over upper age group.

Urban Rural and SIMD Classifications change over time. Comparisons are suitable when the life expectancy estimate uses the same version of the classification as it will refer to the same areas.

Further information can be found in Life Expectancy for Areas in Scotland, 2014-2016 publication on the NRS website.

There are differences between complete life tables (calculated for single year of age) and abridged life tables (calculated for grouped ages). The Scotland level figures presented in this publication are calculated using abridged life tables to allow for comparison with the subnational figures. The definitive life expectancy estimates for Scotland are published in the national life tables on the NRS website.

Accessibility and Clarity

Life expectancy data, reports and supplementary material is available on the NRS website

Relevance

Used in monitoring and investigating health inequality issues within Scotland, setting public health targets, informing pensions policy, research and teaching.

Timeliness and Punctuality

The estimates are based on the mortality probabilities indicated by the death records for the three years prior to the date of publication. For example, the 2014-2016 estimates were published in December 2017. The most recent estimates were published on the pre-announced date.

This dataset will be updated annually

Revisions

The estimates used in the 2014-2016 publication were calculated using corrected mid-year population estimates for 2012, 2013 and 2014 which were published by NRS in April 2016..

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/Life-Expectancy
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Age
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/age
(not locked to a value)
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Simd Quintiles
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/simdQuintiles
(not locked to a value)
Sex
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/sex
(not locked to a value)
Urban Rural Classification
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/urbanRuralClassification
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

Linked Data is stored in graphs. We keep dataset contents (the data) separately from the metadata, to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need.

The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy/metadata

Linked Data Resources

A breakdown by type of the 168,975 resources in this dataset's data graph.

Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 11
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 168,960
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
Life expectancy data, reports and supplementary material is available on [the NRS website](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/life-expectancy) xsd:string
Accuracy and Reliability http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accuracy-and-reliability
Life expectancy at birth is an estimate which is subject to a margin of error. The accuracy of the results can be indicated by calculating a confidence interval within which the true underlying life expectancy would be expected to lie. The National Records of Scotland (NRS) have published research papers assessing the quality of the administrative data sources that are used in the production of mid-year population estimates. xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
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Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Time-series comparisons are currently appropriate at the council level. Care should be taken with comparisons at the NHS Board level until the time-series has been updated to include the corrected 2012 to 2014 mid-year estimates and the new 90 years and over upper age group. Urban Rural and SIMD Classifications change over time. Comparisons are suitable when the life expectancy estimate uses the same version of the classification as it will refer to the same areas. Further information can be found in Life Expectancy for Areas in Scotland, 2014-2016 publication on [the NRS website](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/life-expectancy). There are differences between complete life tables (calculated for single year of age) and abridged life tables (calculated for grouped ages). The Scotland level figures presented in this publication are calculated using abridged life tables to allow for comparison with the subnational figures. The definitive life expectancy estimates for Scotland are published in the national life tables on [the NRS website](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/life-expectancy). xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
This dataset does not contain any sensitive or personal information. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:statisticscustomerservices@nrscotland.gov.uk
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
March 23, 2018 16:46 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
August 21, 2019 12:25 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
Life expectancy in years, at birth and for age groups. Breakdowns are also given for deprivation (SIMD) and Urban Rural classification. Life expectancy refers to the number of years that a person could expect to survive if the current mortality rates for each age group, sex and geographic area remain constant throughout their life. This is referred to as ‘period life expectancy’ and does not usually reflect the actual number of years that a person will survive. This is because it does not take into account changes in health care and other social factors that may occur through someone’s lifetime. However, life expectancy is a useful statistic as it provides a snapshot of the health of a population and allows the identification of inequalities between populations. Further details are available on the [NRS website](https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/statistics-and-data/statistics/statistics-by-theme/life-expectancy/life-expectancy-in-scottish-areas) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
December 2019 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Population http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/population
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Life Expectancy xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
These data are quality assured by a statistician who was not involved in the publication. The council level data were also compared against those produced by ONS. The United Kingdom Statistics Authority (UKSA) has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in line with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics ([available on the UKSA website](https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/about-the-code/)). National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value. xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Relevance http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/relevance
Used in monitoring and investigating health inequality issues within Scotland, setting public health targets, informing pensions policy, research and teaching. xsd:string
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
The estimates used in the 2014-2016 publication were calculated using corrected mid-year population estimates for 2012, 2013 and 2014 which were published by NRS in April 2016.. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Population http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/population
National Records of Scotland http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/national-records-of-scotland
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
The estimates are based on the mortality probabilities indicated by the death records for the three years prior to the date of publication. For example, the 2014-2016 estimates were published in December 2017. The most recent estimates were published on the pre-announced date. This dataset will be updated annually xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Life Expectancy xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/Life-Expectancy
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/Life-Expectancy http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/Life-Expectancy
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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