National life tables, United Kingdom, 2012-2014

Document type
Other
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
Publisher
Office for National Statistics
Date of publication
23 September 2015
Series
Statistical bulletin
Subject(s)
Social Policy, Health Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This release contains the 2012-2014 national life tables for the United Kingdom (UK) and each of the constituent countries. These tables cover a 3 year rolling period and provide period life expectancies for males and females by single year of age (0 to 100). Life tables for previous years back until 1980-1982 are also available in this release, providing a continuous time series from 1980-1982 until 2012-2014.

The main points are:

  • A newborn baby boy could expect to live 79.1 years and a newborn baby girl 82.8 years if mortality rates remain the same as they were in the UK in 2012-2014 throughout their lives.
  • In 2012-2014, a man in the UK aged 65 had an average further 18.4 years of life remaining and a woman had an average further 20.9 years of life remaining.
  • The most common age at death for men was 86 and for women was 89.
  • Life expectancy at birth in the UK has increased since 1980-1982 by 13.5 weeks per year on average for men and 9.8 weeks per year on average for women.

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