Idescat is publishing the life table corresponding to the 2012-2016 period. The life expectancy at birth of the population of Catalonia was 83.06 years in the above period, 80.18 years for men and 85.82 years for women, a difference of 5.6 years to the benefit of women.
In the last 10 years, life expectancy at birth for the population as a whole has increased by 2.5 years, with a greater increase for men (3.0 years) than for women (2.0 years).
The life expectancy at birth values were very similar in the four provinces, the highest being in Barcelona (83.26 years), Girona (82.95 years) and Lleida (82.93 years) and the lowest in Tarragona (82.68 years).
Life expectancy at 65 years was 21.16 years, 19.01 years for men and 23.04 years for women, with a difference of 4 years between the sexes. In the last 10 years, for the whole of the population, life expectancy at 65 years has increased by 1.7 years.
Idescat is publishing the complete life table of the population of Catalonia (which indicates the life expectancy for each age) and the abridged life table for Catalonia and the provinces (with results by five-yearly ages). The series begins in the 1981-1985 period.
Idescat’s complete and abridged life tables, calculated on the basis of averages of five years, complement the abridged life tables calculated by the Ministry of Health on an annual basis.
The life table and the standardised mortality rate by age form part of the statistics on Indicators of Life Expectancy and Health of the Population.