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Research based on new Census data has shown that life expectancy goes down dramatically as you travel west in Sydney. At its most extreme the gap between average life expectancy in an Eastern Suburb of your choice and Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west is 20 years. 

Apart from stubborn islands of poverty and ill health in the inner city and clusters of well-off graduates in and around Westmead and parts of the north-west, there is a clear delineation between a healthier, wealthier Eastern Sydney and the poorer relation in West and Southwest Sydney.

Read full article by Tim Williams, from the Committee for Sydney

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