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New Zealand Period Life Tables: 2012–14
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  08 May 2015
Key facts

Based on death rates in New Zealand in 2012–14:

  • Life expectancy at birth is 83.2 years for females and 79.5 years for males.
  • Life expectancy at birth has increased by 1.0 years for females and 1.5 years for males since 2005–07.
  • Female life expectancy at birth is 3.7 years higher than male life expectancy at birth, down from the largest difference of 6.4 years in 1975–77.
  • The gap between Māori and non-Māori life expectancy at birth has narrowed to 7.1 years. This compares with 8.2 years in 2005–07, 8.5 years in 2000–02, and 9.1 years in 1995–97.
  • Life expectancy at birth is 77.1 years for Māori females and 73.0 years for Māori males, compared with 83.9 years for non-Māori females and 80.3 years for non-Māori males.
  • Life expectancy at birth is 78.7 years for Pacific females and 74.5 years for Pacific males.

Graph, Life expectancy at birth, total, 1950 to 1952 to 2012 to 2014. Graph, Life expectancy at birth, by ethnic group and sex, 2012 to 2014.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 2423-0286 (online)
8 May 2015

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