Algeria - Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Algeria was 75.86 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 75.86 in 2015 and a minimum value of 46.14 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: Demograp

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Year Value
1960 46.14
1961 46.59
1962 47.05
1963 47.50
1964 47.94
1965 48.38
1966 48.79
1967 49.19
1968 49.57
1969 49.96
1970 50.34
1971 50.74
1972 51.17
1973 51.65
1974 52.19
1975 52.84
1976 53.63
1977 54.58
1978 55.67
1979 56.87
1980 58.16
1981 59.49
1982 60.79
1983 62.01
1984 63.12
1985 64.07
1986 64.86
1987 65.49
1988 65.99
1989 66.38
1990 66.69
1991 66.96
1992 67.20
1993 67.46
1994 67.76
1995 68.10
1996 68.49
1997 68.91
1998 69.36
1999 69.81
2000 70.29
2001 70.77
2002 71.27
2003 71.77
2004 72.28
2005 72.76
2006 73.22
2007 73.64
2008 74.03
2009 74.37
2010 74.67
2011 74.94
2012 75.18
2013 75.41
2014 75.64
2015 75.86

Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Annual data series from United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects are interpolated data from 5-year period data. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Life expectancy at birth used here is the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if mortality patterns at the time of its birth remain constant in the future. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year. It is calculated in a period life table which provides a snapshot of a population's mortality pattern at a given time. It therefore does not reflect the mortality pattern that a person actually experiences during his/her life, which can be calculated in a cohort life table. High mortality in young age groups significantly lowers the life expectancy at birth. But if a person survives his/her childhood of high mortality, he/she may live much longer. For example, in a population with a life expectancy at birth of 50, there may be few people dying at age 50. The life expectancy at birth may be low due to the high childhood mortality so that once a person survives his/her childhood, he/she may live much longer than 50 years.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality