Reflecting the diverse heritage of our maritime city and recent patterns of global migration, Liverpool has a vibrant and diverse Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) population of 78,694 people.

Life expectancy at birth in Liverpool, is 76 years, although this masks variation, with an average of 76.4 years in Anfield and Everton compared to 83.1 years in Childwall and Wavertree. The gap between female and male life expectancy stands at 3 years (Females 78.5 years and Males 75.4 years).

Mortality from COVID-19 has had an unequal impact on different population groups, which has exacerbated inequalities. Nationally, the gap in life expectancy between the most affluent and deprived areas widened in 2020 to 10.2 years for males and 8.5 years for females, compared with 9.3 and 7.9 years respectively in 2019. Liverpool’s life expectancy decreased by 2.4 years in 2020 after being at the highest level in 2019. This decrease has continued into 2021/22.

Health and care partners in Liverpool have embarked on a collaboration with the Marmot team at the Institute of Health Equity to look into what contributed to the significant drop in life expectancy at local level during the COVID pandemic and to develop plans to tackle inequalities in life expectancy and other indicators that will support local recovery after the COVID pandemic. These plans will enhance the One Liverpool Strategy and the wider Liverpool City Plan.

Over the next ten years the largest population increase in the city will be in over 65s (27.1%) and the number of under 15s in the city set to increase by 6.8%. This demographic data informs strategic planning and prioritisation for future allocations of funding.


Key priorities

  • Targeted action on inequalities, at scale and with pace

  • Empowerment and support for wellbeing

  • Radical upgrade in prevention and early intervention

  • Integrated and sustainable health and care services

NHS trust

The following NHS trusts all provide health services in Liverpool:

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Address: Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP

Tel: 0151 228 4811

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Address: Thomas Drive, Liverpoo,l L14 3PE

Tel: 0151 600 1616  

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust


Address: Crown Street, Liverpool, L8 7SS

Tel: 0151 708 9988

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Address: V7 Building, Kings Business Park, Prescot, L34 1PJ 

Tel: 0151 4730303

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust


Tel: 0151 556 5000

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust


Address: Lower Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Tel: 0151 525 3611