World - Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth, female (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, female (years) in World was 74.13 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 74.13 in 2015 and a minimum value of 54.58 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 54.58
1961 55.09
1962 55.52
1963 56.08
1964 56.78
1965 57.47
1966 58.24
1967 58.97
1968 59.61
1969 60.22
1970 60.81
1971 61.33
1972 61.79
1973 62.22
1974 62.70
1975 63.15
1976 63.58
1977 64.03
1978 64.41
1979 64.81
1980 65.11
1981 65.47
1982 65.81
1983 66.05
1984 66.32
1985 66.55
1986 66.82
1987 67.07
1988 67.28
1989 67.51
1990 67.72
1991 67.92
1992 68.09
1993 68.25
1994 68.50
1995 68.68
1996 68.95
1997 69.22
1998 69.46
1999 69.67
2000 69.93
2001 70.20
2002 70.45
2003 70.70
2004 71.04
2005 71.31
2006 71.65
2007 71.97
2008 72.26
2009 72.59
2010 72.88
2011 73.18
2012 73.43
2013 73.68
2014 73.92
2015 74.13

Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, total (years) in World was 71.89 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 71.89 in 2015 and a minimum value of 52.59 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 52.59
1961 53.09
1962 53.51
1963 54.04
1964 54.72
1965 55.39
1966 56.12
1967 56.84
1968 57.44
1969 58.06
1970 58.65
1971 59.17
1972 59.66
1973 60.11
1974 60.60
1975 61.04
1976 61.46
1977 61.87
1978 62.23
1979 62.58
1980 62.87
1981 63.20
1982 63.52
1983 63.76
1984 64.02
1985 64.27
1986 64.56
1987 64.82
1988 65.02
1989 65.24
1990 65.43
1991 65.62
1992 65.79
1993 65.92
1994 66.13
1995 66.33
1996 66.62
1997 66.91
1998 67.17
1999 67.41
2000 67.68
2001 67.98
2002 68.25
2003 68.52
2004 68.86
2005 69.14
2006 69.48
2007 69.79
2008 70.08
2009 70.41
2010 70.68
2011 70.97
2012 71.22
2013 71.46
2014 71.69
2015 71.89

Life expectancy at birth, male (years)

The value for Life expectancy at birth, male (years) in World was 69.80 as of 2015. As the graph below shows, over the past 55 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 69.80 in 2015 and a minimum value of 50.74 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 50.74
1961 51.24
1962 51.65
1963 52.16
1964 52.81
1965 53.46
1966 54.17
1967 54.86
1968 55.44
1969 56.06
1970 56.65
1971 57.19
1972 57.70
1973 58.16
1974 58.66
1975 59.10
1976 59.51
1977 59.89
1978 60.22
1979 60.53
1980 60.79
1981 61.10
1982 61.40
1983 61.64
1984 61.89
1985 62.15
1986 62.47
1987 62.72
1988 62.93
1989 63.14
1990 63.31
1991 63.49
1992 63.65
1993 63.75
1994 63.93
1995 64.14
1996 64.45
1997 64.77
1998 65.05
1999 65.31
2000 65.60
2001 65.92
2002 66.21
2003 66.50
2004 66.84
2005 67.12
2006 67.46
2007 67.77
2008 68.06
2009 68.37
2010 68.64
2011 68.92
2012 69.15
2013 69.39
2014 69.61
2015 69.80

Classification

Topic: Health Indicators

Sub-Topic: Mortality