Which municipality has the longest life expectancy for both men and women?
The other day, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced the average life expectancy by municipalities. The longest average life expectancy was actually the same for
both men and women and was in Aso Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
How about the municipality where you live?
Top 5 cities for life expectancy
When it comes to rankings, it’s something that makes you wonder, isn’t it? Especially since this time it’s the average life expectancy ranking.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s “Overview of Life Tables by Municipality in 2020,” the following municipalities were the top 5 cities with the longest average life expectancy.
1st Place: Asao Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture Age 84.0
2nd Place: Aoba Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture Age 83.9
3rd Place: Miyata Village, Kamiina County, Nagano Prefecture, 83.4 years old
4th Place: Nisshin City, Aichi Prefecture 83.4 years old
5th place Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture 83.3 years old
1st place: Asao Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture 89.2 years old
2nd Place: Mashiki Town, Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture Age 89.0
3rd Place Takamori Town, Shimoina District, Nagano Prefecture Age 89.0
4th place Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture 89.0 years old
5th place Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture 88.9 years old
The 5 worst municipalities for life expectancy
Conversely, the following municipalities had short life expectancies. The shortest municipalities were actually the same for both men and women.
1st place Nishinari Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 73.2 years old
2nd Place: Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka 77.9 years old
3rd Place: Ikuno Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 78.0 years old
4th Place Higashidori Village, Shimokita-gun, Aomori Prefecture 78.1 years old
5th Place: Rokkasho Village, Kamikita District, Aomori Prefecture, 78.3 years old
1st place Nishinari Ward, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture 84.9 years old
2nd Place Imabetsu Town, Higashitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture Age 85.5
3rd Place: Inakadate Village, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, 85.5 years old
4th place: Owani Town, Minamitsugaru District, Aomori Prefecture, 85.6 years old
5th place: Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture 85.6 years old
A 10-year age difference between municipalities
Comparing Asao Ward, Kawasaki City, which has the longest average life expectancy, and Nishinari Ward, Osaka City, which has the shortest life expectancy, there is a difference of 4.2 years for women, but a difference of 10.8 years for men. The materials released by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare do not analyze why such a difference arises.
However, Kawasaki City’s Asao Ward is in the Tama hills, with many slopes and parks. According to an article in the Tokyo Shimbun, “Health and behavior are affected by the surrounding environment” “In areas with abundant trains and buses, people tend to walk rather than rely on cars” and ”In areas with lots of parks and greenery,” Professor Katsunori Kondo, Department of Social Preventive Medicine, Chiba University Center for Preventive Medicine said, “It is suggested that people who live there have a low rate of depression and that it has an impact on their mental health.” How do you feel about the area where you live? The statistical table below introduces the average life expectancy by municipality nationwide.
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare “Overview of Life Tables by Municipality in 2020”
Statistical table Average life expectancy by municipality
Tokyo Shimbun: Which municipality has the highest average life expectancy for both men
and women among the 1,887 municipalities nationwide? Men live 10 years or more longer
than the lowest rank The reason is