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The Average life table

The following life information has been constructed from the mortality experience of the population of England and Wales during the three-year period 2010-11

The column headed lx shows, for each sex, the numbers who would survive to exactly age x out of 10,000 born who were subject throughout their lives to the recorded death rates of the period.

Column ex is the "expectation of life", that is the average future lifetime which would be lived by persons aged exactly x if likewise subject to those death rates.

Age Males Females

x 4 ex 4 ex

0 10,000 69.2 10,000 75.6

1 9,813 69.6 9,856 75.7

3 9,794 67.7 9,840 73.8

4 9,788 66.7 9,835 72.8

5 9,783 65.8 9,831 71.8

10 9,765 60.9 9,818 66.9

15 9,748 56.0 9,808 62.0

20 9,705 51.2 9,788 57.1

25 9,657 46.5 9,768 52.2

30 9,614 41.7 9,744 47.4

35 9,563 36.9 9,712 42.5

40 9,487 32.2 9,657 37.7

45 9,353 27.6 9,562 33.1

50 9,108 23.2 9,400 28.6

55 8,698 19.2 9,153 24.3

60 8,053 15.5 8,792 20.2

65 7,095 12.3 8,262 16.3

70 5,743 9.5 7,461 12.8

75 4,083 7.4 6,256 9.7

80 2,447 5.7 4,611 7.3

85 1,140 4.5 2,731 5.6


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The Basic Principles

Though the average life expectancy for a man is 69.2 years and for a woman 75.6 years, the individual's chances of getting there depend on a host of factors, including heredity (natural longevity or predisposition to certain types of illness), habits (smoking and drinking), activities (sports, travel) and occupation (risky ones such as motor racing cannot improve your chances), to name only the most obvious. The fact is that to plan (or rather not to plan) on the basis of a future life free of accident or illness is to take a measurable, and possibly substantial, risk.

Fortunately, for most... see: The Basic Principles

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