Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2006

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Japanese

III. Life expectancies at birth in some countries

In general, it is rather difficult to compare the life expectancies exactly among different countries, because the periods based on are not always accordant with each other.

Next table provides the life expectancies at birth in some countries as far as we have obtained.

Table 6. Life expectancies at birth in some countries

(Life expectancy:years, Population:10 thousands)

Country Period Male Female Population
Japan 2006* 79.00 85.81 12 615
AFRICA Algeria 2000 72.5   74.2   3 236
Egypt 2004* 68.4   72.8   7 122
Nigeria 2000-2005 52.0   52.2   12 615
South Africa 1996* 52.11 61.60 4 659
Tunisia 2005* 71.6   75.5   994
NORTH AMERICA Canada 2002* 77.2   82.1   3 197
Mexico 2005* 73.0   77.9   10 535
United States 2004* 75.2   80.4   29 362
SOUTH AMERICA Argentina 2000-2001* 70.0   77.5   3 823
Brazil 2004* 67.9   75.5   18 159
Chile 2001-2002 74.4   80.4   1 609
Peru 1995-2000 65.9   70.8   2 755
ASIA China 2000* 69.63 73.33 129 608
India 1998-2002* 61.6   63.3   108 560
Indonesia 2002* 64.2   68.1   21 708
Israel 2005* 78.3   82.3   681
Korea, Republic of 2005* 75.14 81.89 4 808
Malaysia 2005* 71.5   76.2   2 558
Singapore 2006* 78.0   81.8   424
Thailand 2002* 69.9   74.9   6 418
EUROPE Austria 2005* 76.65 82.24 818
Belgium 2002 75.1   81.1   1 042
Czech Republic 2006* 73.45 79.67 1 021
Denmark 2005-2006* 75.88 80.43 540
Finland 2006* 75.8   82.8   523
France 2005* 76.8   83.8   6 038
Germany 2003-2005* 76.21 81.78 8 250
Iceland 2006* 79.4   83.0   29
Italy 2003* 77.16 82.84 5 818
Netherlands 2005* 77.2   81.6   1 628
Norway 2006* 78.12 82.66 459
Poland 2005* 70.81 79.40 3 818
Russian Federation 2003 58.8   72.0   14 382
Spain 2005* 77.4   83.9   4 269
Sweden 2006* 78.50 82.78 899
Switzerland 2005* 78.7   83.9   739
United Kingdom 2003-2005* 76.6   81.0   5 984
OCEANIA Australia 2004* 78.1   83.0   2 011
New Zealand 2004-2006* 77.9   81.9   406
Reference: In Hong Kong of 2005,life expectancy at birth for males is 78.8 years,and that for females
is 84.6 years.(population:688 ten thousands)
Note: Population means 2004 mid-year estimated population.
But population of Japan is Estimated Population at Oct.1, 2006
Population of Nigeria is 2003 mid-year estimated population.
Source: Demographic Yearbook 2004, U.N.,Recent demographic developments in Europe 2004,Council of Europe,etc.
*Data offered from the government concerned.

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