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 65.58 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 66.15 in 1992 and a minimum value of 54.46 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 Vita

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Year Value
1960 54.46
1961 54.79
1962 55.09
1963 55.40
1964 55.71
1965 56.05
1966 56.45
1967 56.92
1968 57.43
1969 57.99
1970 58.56
1971 59.11
1972 59.61
1973 60.03
1974 60.38
1975 60.64
1976 60.82
1977 60.96
1978 61.08
1979 61.21
1980 61.38
1981 61.63
1982 61.97
1983 62.38
1984 62.87
1985 63.42
1986 64.02
1987 64.61
1988 65.16
1989 65.63
1990 65.97
1991 66.15
1992 66.15
1993 65.98
1994 65.62
1995 65.04
1996 64.23
1997 63.23
1998 62.07
1999 60.83
2000 59.57
2001 58.33
2002 57.19
2003 56.22
2004 55.49
2005 55.10
2006 55.12
2007 55.56
2008 56.37
2009 57.50
2010 58.87
2011 60.37
2012 61.88
2013 63.30
2014 64.56
2015 65.58

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in South Africa was 61.93 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 62.31 in 1992 and a minimum value of 52.23 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

See also:

Year Value
1960 52.23
1961 52.57
1962 52.90
1963 53.23
1964 53.57
1965 53.93
1966 54.31
1967 54.70
1968 55.11
1969 55.52
1970 55.91
1971 56.27
1972 56.58
1973 56.84
1974 57.05
1975 57.21
1976 57.33
1977 57.43
1978 57.54
1979 57.66
1980 57.84
1981 58.08
1982 58.41
1983 58.80
1984 59.26
1985 59.77
1986 60.32
1987 60.87
1988 61.38
1989 61.81
1990 62.14
1991 62.31
1992 62.31
1993 62.15
1994 61.81
1995 61.27
1996 60.53
1997 59.62
1998 58.59
1999 57.48
2000 56.37
2001 55.29
2002 54.31
2003 53.49
2004 52.88
2005 52.56
2006 52.60
2007 53.00
2008 53.70
2009 54.68
2010 55.87
2011 57.18
2012 58.52
2013 59.80
2014 60.95
2015 61.93

Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in South Africa was 58.46 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 58.65 in 1992 and a minimum value of 50.10 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 Vita

See also:

Year Value
1960 50.10
1961 50.46
1962 50.82
1963 51.18
1964 51.54
1965 51.91
1966 52.26
1967 52.60
1968 52.90
1969 53.17
1970 53.39
1971 53.57
1972 53.70
1973 53.80
1974 53.88
1975 53.95
1976 54.01
1977 54.08
1978 54.17
1979 54.29
1980 54.46
1981 54.70
1982 55.01
1983 55.39
1984 55.82
1985 56.29
1986 56.79
1987 57.30
1988 57.77
1989 58.18
1990 58.48
1991 58.65
1992 58.65
1993 58.50
1994 58.18
1995 57.69
1996 57.01
1997 56.19
1998 55.26
1999 54.29
2000 53.32
2001 52.40
2002 51.57
2003 50.89
2004 50.39
2005 50.15
2006 50.21
2007 50.56
2008 51.17
2009 52.00
2010 53.01
2011 54.14
2012 55.32
2013 56.46
2014 57.53
2015 58.46

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality