Pakistan - Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in Pakistan was 66.33 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 66.33 in 2015 and a minimum value of 45.29 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 45.29
1961 46.22
1962 47.11
1963 47.96
1964 48.78
1965 49.55
1966 50.28
1967 50.98
1968 51.64
1969 52.27
1970 52.86
1971 53.41
1972 53.93
1973 54.41
1974 54.85
1975 55.26
1976 55.65
1977 56.01
1978 56.36
1979 56.70
1980 57.03
1981 57.35
1982 57.67
1983 57.99
1984 58.30
1985 58.61
1986 58.91
1987 59.21
1988 59.51
1989 59.81
1990 60.10
1991 60.38
1992 60.66
1993 60.93
1994 61.20
1995 61.47
1996 61.73
1997 61.99
1998 62.25
1999 62.51
2000 62.76
2001 63.00
2002 63.23
2003 63.44
2004 63.65
2005 63.86
2006 64.09
2007 64.33
2008 64.59
2009 64.86
2010 65.15
2011 65.43
2012 65.70
2013 65.94
2014 66.15
2015 66.33

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