There\’s a problem here, at least for me.
Living in East Dorset gives you the best chance of growing into old age, with almost eight in ten residents expected to reach 75.
That problem is encapsulated in a saying from a few decades ago. Retired Indian Army colonels go to Cheltenham to die and when they do their wives move to Eastbourne to die and when they get there forget why they went.
Given that the South West (and East Dorset in particular) is indeed a destination for pensioners how much of this effect is simply survivor bias?