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Components of population change – Data, indicatorsLife expectancy

Life expectancy at birth represents the average length of life of a notional generation which for its entire life would be subject to the mortality conditions of the year in question. As far as life expectancy at age x is concerned, it represents the average number of years left to live from age x subject to the mortality conditions per age of the year in question.


Life expectancy at birth in Switzerland is currently one of the highest in the world, resulting from a significant rise during the 20th century. Since 1900, it had risen from 46.2 to 80.8 for men and from 48.8 to 84.9 for women. Nevertheless a gradual slowing-down of this trend can be observed. The difference between the two sexes has been decreasing since the nineties and in 2015 was 4.1 years.

 

Life expectancy

Average number of years still to live
 198119912001201020112012201320142015
At birth         
Men72.474.177.480.280.380.580.581.080.8
Women79.281.283.184.684.784.784.885.284.9
Aged 30         
Men44.546.148.750.951.151.251.451.751.6
Women50.452.253.855.255.355.255.355.755.4
Aged 50         
Men26.027.729.931.832.032.132.232.532.4
Women31.333.134.535.835.935.735.836.235.9
Aged 65         
Men14.315.617.318.919.019.119.119.419.2
Women18.219.821.122.222.222.122.122.422.2
Aged 80         
Men6.26.87.68.48.48.48.48.68.5
Women7.68.79.410.210.110.010.010.310.1

2015: provisional annual figures

Source: BEVNAT, ESPOP, STATPOP
 

Objects Title Period
Espérance de vie selon l'âge (hommes). Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 63 KB   Espérance de vie selon l'âge (hommes)
(su-f-01.04.02.03.02)
Office fédéral de la statistique OFS
1981-2014
Espérance de vie selon l'âge (femmes). Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 63 KB   Espérance de vie selon l'âge (femmes)
(su-f-01.04.02.03.03)
Office fédéral de la statistique OFS
1981-2014
Indicateurs de mortalité en Suisse. Download (XLS). Download opens in new window 40 KB   Indicateurs de mortalité en Suisse
(su-f-01.04.02.02.01)
Office fédéral de la statistique OFS
1970-2014
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