Angola - Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Angola was 61.19 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 61.19 in 2015 and a minimum value of 33.23 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 33.23
1961 33.55
1962 33.89
1963 34.24
1964 34.62
1965 35.00
1966 35.40
1967 35.80
1968 36.20
1969 36.61
1970 37.01
1971 37.43
1972 37.84
1973 38.26
1974 38.68
1975 39.07
1976 39.44
1977 39.77
1978 40.06
1979 40.31
1980 40.51
1981 40.68
1982 40.81
1983 40.94
1984 41.05
1985 41.16
1986 41.26
1987 41.35
1988 41.44
1989 41.54
1990 41.67
1991 41.83
1992 42.03
1993 42.30
1994 42.65
1995 43.10
1996 43.67
1997 44.36
1998 45.16
1999 46.07
2000 47.08
2001 48.16
2002 49.30
2003 50.47
2004 51.63
2005 52.79
2006 53.93
2007 55.05
2008 56.14
2009 57.18
2010 58.14
2011 58.99
2012 59.72
2013 60.32
2014 60.81
2015 61.19

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