Life Expectancy

News and resources on current life expectancy - lets see how it changes over time

Congratulations - you've survived another year... unfortunately your risk of dying goes up another 9% next year, and every year after that - that's why at the moment you can't beat the exponential risk of death.


Life Expectancy graphs and maps - Our World in Data

Life expectancy: 120,000 numbers in just four minutes - BBC News
Fascinating data visualisation of life expectancy for 200 countries over 200 years.

Human Mortality Database - various institutions
Contains original calculations of death rates and life tables for national populations as well as the input data used in constructing those tables.

Recent News

Wrong weight 'can cost four years of life'

BBC - 31-Oct-2018

Massive study confirms that being overweight drama

Life expectancy progress stops in UK

BBC - 25-Sep-2018

UK ONS figures for 2015-17 show life expectancy has stopped improving.

UK among worst for life expectancy rises

BBC - 07-Aug-2018

Increases in life expectancy in the UK have stalled.