Story: Death rates and life expectancy

Life expectancy, 1950s–2010s

The age to which people can expect to live has increased steadily between the 1950s and 2010s, as this graph shows. Women have consistently had a higher life expectancy than men.

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How to cite this page:

Ian Pool, 'Death rates and life expectancy - Disease trends and health policy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Ian Pool, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 14 Mar 2019