Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth in Switzerland is currently one of the highest in the world. This is a consequence of a sharp increase during the 20th century. However, a gradual slowing down of this trend can be seen.

Life expectancy
  2002 2012 2022
At birth
Male

77.8

80.5

81.6

Female

83.1

84.7

85.4

At age 30
Male

49.0

51.2

52.4

Female

53.8

55.2

55.9

At age 50
Male

30.1

32.1

33.1

Female

34.6

35.7

36.4

At age 65
Male

17.5

19.1

19.8

Female

21.1

22.1

22.5

At age 80
Male

7.7

8.4

8.8

Female

9.4

10.0

10.4

Sources: FSO - BEVNAT, ESPOP, STATPOP

Although life expectancy for women remains higher than that of men, the gap is closing. The marked decline in mortality observed among elderly people can be explained in particular by progress made in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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Federal Statistical Office Section Demography and Migration
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuch√Ętel
Switzerland

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