- Life expectancy in Lewisham is below that of London and England, for both males and females. Within South East London, it is below those in Bexley, Bromley and Southwark, and not significantly different from those in Greenwich and Lambeth.
- Life expectancy in Lewisham is increasing, for both males and females, as it is in England as a whole. For males the gap between life expectancy in Lewisham and that in England is not decreasing, while for females the gap is narrowing.
- There are considerable variations in life expectancy across Lewisham, for both males and females.