Life expectancy 

Updated: 12.4.2013 - Next update: 24.10.2014

Life expectancy at birth went up for male children and went down fractionally for female children in 2012. Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a person aged 0 would live provided the rate of mortality remains unchanged. The increased life expectancy of men at birth proves that the risen number of deaths has been caused by the growing number of aged men and the ageing of the population rather than by the risen rate of mortality. The growing number of deaths among women was due to ageing as well as to a very slight increase in mortality.

Statistical release

Statistics Finland, Deaths

Description of indicator

Life expectancy means the number of years that a person of a given age would live provided that the rate of mortality remains unchanged.