New figures have revealed a 15-year life expectancy gap between Aberdeen communities less than five miles apart.
The life expectancy rate for men in Seaton is 69, but just across the city in Mannofield men can expect to live to over 84 years of age.
City council officers have provided figures collated using death data captured over the years 2014 to 2016, the latest available.
Male life expectancy in poorer areas of the city is often more than 10 years less, with the latest data also showing that a Woodside man is likely to die around 12 years before a man living in Cults.
The figures for woman are more equal but still show large gaps.
Life expectancy is often linked to poverty, with poorer areas less likely to sell healthy food and have sports and exercise facilities.
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Poorer areas also usually have higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse, which can lead to earlier deaths through overdoses or long-term health effects.
The findings come after a new economic report released last week painted a relatively optimistic picture of the future of the city’s finances.
Council co-leader Jenny Laing said: “We must recognise that the city’s economic success has not necessarily benefited everyone living here.”