United Kingdom: Life expectancy

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 United Kingdom

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 80.7
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 76.05
 Min - Max 70.83 - 81.4
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Kingdom from 1960 to 2021. The average value for the United Kingdom during that period was 76.05 years with a minimum of 70.83 years in 1963 and a maximum of 81.4 years in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 80.7 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 71.58 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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United Kingdom - Life expectancy - recent values

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United Kingdom - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in the United Kingdom and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live.
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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 5,634.18 2021 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 11.94 2021 percent
 Life expectancy 80.70 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 82.80 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 78.70 2021 years
 Birth rate 10.10 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.70 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.56 2021 births per woman
 Tuberculosis 7.60 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 6.30 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 15.50 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 2.50 2021 percent
 Suicides 7.90 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 92 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 92 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 3.20 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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