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South Africa - Life expectancy at birth

62.8 (years) in 2016

South Africa life expectancy was at level of 62.8 years in 2016, up from 62 years previous year, this is a change of 1.28 %.

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What is life expectancy?

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

What is South Africa life expectancy?

Date Value Change, %
2016 62.8 1.28 %
2015 62.0 1.62 %
2014 61.0 1.94 %
2013 59.8 2.19 %
2012 58.5 2.35 %
2011 57.2 2.35 %
2010 55.9 2.17 %
2009 54.7 1.83 %
2008 53.7 1.34 %
2007 53.0 0.75 %
2006 52.6 0.09 %
2005 52.6