South Africa: Life expectancy, female

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 South Africa

Life expectancy, in years, female

 Latest value 65.00
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 61.99
 Min - Max 54.75 - 69.11
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1960 to 2021. The average value for South Africa during that period was 61.99 years with a minimum of 54.75 years in 1960 and a maximum of 69.11 years in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 65 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 74.35 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Life expectancy, female - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Life expectancy, female - historical chart - 1960-2021

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

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 Life expectancy 62.34 2021 years
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 Birth rate 19.82 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 11.43 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 2.37 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 18.30 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 468.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 10.80 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 44.40 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 7.90 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 80.5 2022 percent
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 DPT immunization rate 85 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 85 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 86 2022 percent
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