Tower Hamlets has the lowest death rate in the country, with just 0.17% of the population dying in the first five months of 2015.

According to a recent report by Halifax, the borough is the ninth most expensive area in the country for property prices, which fits with a trend that areas with the lowest death rates also have more expensive housing.

Hackney also appears in the top 10 of both lists.

According to the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics 22,536 people died in the capital in the first five months of 2015. This is 0.26% of the capital’s estimated population.

The ONS said London’s death rate had been forced down due to so many young people moving to the capital.

This puts a strain on services in coastal regions – with England’s three highest death rates in local authorities on the south and south-eastern coasts.

Public services in these areas are strained as resources try to look after an ageing population.