Lesotho - Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, female (years) in Lesotho was 47.20 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 61.51 in 1991 and a minimum value of 43.66 in 2005.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 48.23
1961 48.71
1962 49.12
1963 49.44
1964 49.68
1965 49.86
1966 50.00
1967 50.11
1968 50.24
1969 50.39
1970 50.60
1971 50.87
1972 51.18
1973 51.55
1974 51.97
1975 52.43
1976 52.96
1977 53.53
1978 54.13
1979 54.75
1980 55.37
1981 55.97
1982 56.53
1983 57.05
1984 57.53
1985 58.01
1986 58.56
1987 59.21
1988 59.91
1989 60.62
1990 61.20
1991 61.51
1992 61.44
1993 60.91
1994 59.92
1995 58.48
1996 56.61
1997 54.48
1998 52.23
1999 50.02
2000 47.99
2001 46.30
2002 45.00
2003 44.12
2004 43.68
2005 43.66
2006 44.00
2007 44.56
2008 45.24
2009 45.94
2010 46.61
2011 47.20

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Lesotho was 47.98 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 59.64 in 1991 and a minimum value of 44.08 in 2004.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 46.50
1961 46.98
1962 47.39
1963 47.72
1964 47.96
1965 48.14
1966 48.27
1967 48.39
1968 48.52
1969 48.68
1970 48.90
1971 49.17
1972 49.49
1973 49.87
1974 50.28
1975 50.75
1976 51.27
1977 51.84
1978 52.43
1979 53.05
1980 53.66
1981 54.24
1982 54.79
1983 55.30
1984 55.77
1985 56.24
1986 56.77
1987 57.39
1988 58.07
1989 58.76
1990 59.33
1991 59.64
1992 59.60
1993 59.14
1994 58.25
1995 56.94
1996 55.25
1997 53.33
1998 51.32
1999 49.36
2000 47.59
2001 46.14
2002 45.05
2003 44.36
2004 44.08
2005 44.17
2006 44.59
2007 45.22
2008 45.93
2009 46.67
2010 47.37
2011 47.98

Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in Lesotho was 48.73 as of 2011. As the graph below shows, over the past 51 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 57.86 in 1991 and a minimum value of 44.45 in 2004.

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Reprot (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

See also:

Year Value
1960 44.86
1961 45.34
1962 45.75
1963 46.08
1964 46.32
1965 46.50
1966 46.63
1967 46.75
1968 46.89
1969 47.06
1970 47.28
1971 47.56
1972 47.89
1973 48.26
1974 48.68
1975 49.15
1976 49.67
1977 50.23
1978 50.82
1979 51.43
1980 52.03
1981 52.60
1982 53.14
1983 53.64
1984 54.10
1985 54.55
1986 55.07
1987 55.67
1988 56.32
1989 56.98
1990 57.54
1991 57.86
1992 57.85
1993 57.45
1994 56.65
1995 55.47
1996 53.96
1997 52.24
1998 50.46
1999 48.73
2000 47.20
2001 45.98
2002 45.11
2003 44.59
2004 44.45
2005 44.66
2006 45.16
2007 45.84
2008 46.59
2009 47.36
2010 48.09
2011 48.73

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality