3.1 Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy is the average number of years that a person can expect to live at birth if the mortality by age during their lifetime remains the same as the values of the life tables for the observed year.

From 2007 on, a changed methodology has been used for calculating this indicator. We use the method of partial probabilities of dying that is based on the data from one calendar year only.

NAME OF THE INDICATOR

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH

CONNECTION TO THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

DEFINITION OF THE INDICATOR AND METHODOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS

Life expectancy is the average number of years that a person can expect to live at birth if the mortality by age during their lifetime remains the same as the values of the life tables for the observed year.

From 2007 on, a changed methodology has been used for calculating this indicator. We use the method of partial probabilities of dying that is based on the data from one calendar year only.

UNIT

years

DIMENSIONS AND SUBCATEGORIES

The data enable the display of distributions by: gender, statistical regions

DATA SOURCES

Data source: SURS

Publishing frequency: annually

Indicative date of publication: October

Observation period: previous year

Link to data: SI-STAT

Link to methodological explanations: Questionnaires, methodological explanations, quality reports (Theme: Population; Sub-theme: Births and Death)

CONTACT

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia, T: +386 1 241 64 04, E: info.stat@gov.si

LAST UPDATE OF THE METADATA

21. 12. 2018