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

16 year healthspan gap between areas in Britain

Guardian - 15-Sep-2019

Healthy life expectancy (HALE) in Blaenau Gwent, south Wales, same as Zambia


Generation X notorious for drug poisoning and suicide

BBC - 13-Aug-2019

Stigma may be a reason for their reluctance to seek help


The Rich Have More of Everything

Forbes - 08-May-2019

Low income workers still die sooner—a lot sooner—than high income people

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