People in Cardiff are living longer. However, there are significant differences in life expectancy across the city with a 10-13 year gap between the wards of Lisvane and Butetown. The map below shows that health inequality follows the same geographical pattern as many other forms of deprivation. Mortality rates due to poor health are higher in the south of the city:

• Mortality, from all causes, is three times higher in Plasnewydd than in Thornhill
• The mortality rate from respiratory disease is seven times higher in Splott than in parts of Llanishen
• Premature mortality from circulatory disease is seven times higher in Riverside than in Thornhill
• Mortality from coronary heart disease is three times higher in Cardiff Bay than in Lakeside