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Table 2: Projected life expectancy at age 65[1]

UK population Cohort life expectancy on reaching age 65 in the year shown (years)[2]
2016 2017 2020 2030 2040 2050
Women 22.8 22.9 23.1 24.1 25.0 26.0
Men 20.6 20.7 20.9 22.0 23.0 24.0

These cohort projected life expectancies allow for future projected changes in mortality rates. They show how long a person is expected to live based on age-specific mortality rates at each age for each relevant future year.


[1] ONS Cohort expectations of life http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/datasets/expectationoflifeprincipalprojectionunitedkingdom 

[2] Based on actual mortality rates and projected calendar year mortality rates from the 2016-based principal population projections

 

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