Abridged Life Tables For Japan 2007

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare


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.

Table6. Life expectancies at birth in some countries

(Life expectancy:years, Population:10 thousands)
Country Period Male Female Population
  Japan 2007* 79.19 85.99 12 609
AFRICA Algeria 2000 72.5 74.2 3 291
Egypt 2006* 69.2 73.6 7 135
Nigeria 2000-2005 52.0 52.2 13 377
South Africa 2004 49.9 52.9 4 689
Tunisia 2006* 71.9 76.0 1 003
NORTH AMERICA Canada 2004* 77.8 82.6 3 200
Mexico 2006* 72.4 77.2 10 395
United States 2005* 75.2 80.4 29 641
SOUTH AMERICA Argentina 2000-2001* 70.0 77.5 3 859
Brazil 2006* 68.5 76.1 18 418
Chile 2001-2002 74.4 80.4 1 627
Peru 1995-2000 65.9 70.9 2 795
ASIA China 2000* 69.63 73.33 130 372
India 1999-2003* 61.8 63.5 110 100
Indonesia 2002* 64.2 68.1 21 990
Israel 2006* 78.5 82.2 693
Korea, Republic of 2006* 75.74 82.36 4 829
Malaysia 2007* 71.9 76.4 2 613
Singapore 2007* 78.2 82.9 434
Thailand 2002* 69.9 74.9 6 484
EUROPE Austria 2007* 77.3 82.9 823
Belgium 2004 76.5 82.4 1 048
Czech Republic 2007* 73.67 79.90 1 023
Denmark 2006-2007* 75.95 80.48 542
Finland 2007* 75.9 82.9 525
France 2006* 77.2 84.1 6 100
Germany 2004-2006* 76.64 82.08 8 246
Iceland 2007* 79.4 82.9 30
Italy 2004* 77.92 83.72 5 861
Netherlands 2007* 78.1 82.4 1 632
Norway 2007* 78.24 82.66 462
Poland 2007* 71.0 79.7 3 816
Russian Federation 2004 58.9 72.3 14 315
Spain 2004-2005* 76.96 83.48 4 340
Sweden 2007* 78.94 82.99 903
Switzerland 2006* 79.1 84.0 746
United Kingdom 2004-2006* 76.9 81.3 6 021
OCEANIA Australia 2003-2005* 78.5 83.3 2 041
New Zealand 2005-2007* 78.1 82.2 410

Reference:In Hong Kong of 2007,life expectancy at birth for males is 79.3 years,and
that for female is 85.4 years.(population:381 ten thousands)

Note:Population means 2005 mid-year estimated population.
But population of Japan is Estimated Population at Oct.1, 2007

Source:Demographic Yearbook 2005 U.N.

*Data offered from the government concerned.


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