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NZ abridged period life table: 2016–18 (provisional)

New Zealand abridged period life table: 2016–18 (provisional) – Information release

19 February 2019

Life tables are a basic demographic tool for analysing mortality and survival. They show death and survivorship rates at each age of life.

Key facts
Based on death rates in New Zealand for 2016–18:
• Life expectancy at birth is 83.6 years for females and 80.2 years for males.
• Life expectancy at age 65 is 21.7 years for females and 19.6 years for males.


The Government Statistician authorises all statistics and data we publish.

For more information about these statistics:

• Visit New Zealand abridged period life table: 2016–18 (provisional)
• Open the attached files

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