South Africa - Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, female (years) in South Africa was 59.52 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 66.08 in 1991 and a minimum value of 50.83 in 1960.

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

See also:

Year Value
1960 50.83
1961 51.33
1962 51.82
1963 52.31
1964 52.80
1965 53.29
1966 53.78
1967 54.25
1968 54.71
1969 55.15
1970 55.57
1971 55.98
1972 56.38
1973 56.79
1974 57.20
1975 57.63
1976 58.11
1977 58.62
1978 59.16
1979 59.75
1980 60.37
1981 61.02
1982 61.69
1983 62.35
1984 62.99
1985 63.60
1986 64.19
1987 64.74
1988 65.23
1989 65.65
1990 65.94
1991 66.08
1992 66.06
1993 65.84
1994 65.42
1995 64.75
1996 63.80
1997 62.59
1998 61.17
1999 59.63
2000 58.05
2001 56.53
2002 55.18
2003 54.07
2004 53.27
2005 52.87
2006 52.91
2007 53.34
2008 54.08
2009 55.06
2010 56.14
2011 57.20
2012 58.12
2013 58.83
2014 59.30
2015 59.52

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in South Africa was 57.44 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 62.33 in 1992 and a minimum value of 49.04 in 1960.

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

See also:

Year Value
1960 49.04
1961 49.43
1962 49.81
1963 50.20
1964 50.58
1965 50.97
1966 51.36
1967 51.75
1968 52.13
1969 52.49
1970 52.85
1971 53.20
1972 53.53
1973 53.87
1974 54.21
1975 54.58
1976 54.97
1977 55.41
1978 55.89
1979 56.41
1980 56.97
1981 57.56
1982 58.17
1983 58.77
1984 59.35
1985 59.91
1986 60.45
1987 60.96
1988 61.42
1989 61.82
1990 62.12
1991 62.29
1992 62.33
1993 62.19
1994 61.89
1995 61.37
1996 60.61
1997 59.61
1998 58.44
1999 57.16
2000 55.84
2001 54.57
2002 53.44
2003 52.52
2004 51.87
2005 51.56
2006 51.61
2007 52.00
2008 52.64
2009 53.47
2010 54.39
2011 55.30
2012 56.10
2013 56.74
2014 57.18
2015 57.44

Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in South Africa was 55.46 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 58.77 in 1992 and a minimum value of 47.33 in 1960.

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

See also:

Year Value
1960 47.33
1961 47.62
1962 47.91
1963 48.19
1964 48.47
1965 48.77
1966 49.06
1967 49.37
1968 49.67
1969 49.96
1970 50.26
1971 50.54
1972 50.82
1973 51.09
1974 51.37
1975 51.67
1976 51.99
1977 52.36
1978 52.78
1979 53.24
1980 53.74
1981 54.27
1982 54.82
1983 55.36
1984 55.89
1985 56.40
1986 56.89
1987 57.36
1988 57.80
1989 58.18
1990 58.48
1991 58.69
1992 58.77
1993 58.72
1994 58.53
1995 58.15
1996 57.56
1997 56.78
1998 55.84
1999 54.80
2000 53.73
2001 52.70
2002 51.79
2003 51.05
2004 50.54
2005 50.31
2006 50.38
2007 50.72
2008 51.26
2009 51.95
2010 52.72
2011 53.48
2012 54.17
2013 54.74
2014 55.17
2015 55.46

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality