Based on death rates in New Zealand in 2014–16:
- Life expectancy at birth is 83.4 years for females and 79.9 years for males.
- Life expectancy at birth has increased by 0.2 years for females and 0.4 years for males since 2012–14.
- Female life expectancy at birth is 3.5 years higher than male life expectancy at birth.
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- New Zealand abridged period life table, 2014–16 (provisional), using resident deaths and at 30 June 2015 estimated resident population (2013-base)
New Zealand Abridged Period Life Table: 2014–16 (final) will be released on 16 May 2017.
Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
17 February 2017