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National life tables, United Kingdom, 2012-2014
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Great Britain. Office for National Statistics
- Office for National Statistics
- Date of publication
- 23 September 2015
- Statistical bulletin
- Social Policy, Health Services, Older Adults
- Social welfare
- Material type
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.