The median lifespan of people that handed away in 2019
was about 13 years longer than for individuals who died 70 years
in the past, Stats NZ mentioned as we speak.

“Even prior to now 20
years, the median lifespans for each women and men have
elevated by a few years,” inhabitants indicators
supervisor Tehseen Islam mentioned.

In 2019, the median
lifespans (or median age at dying – half of the individuals who
died are youthful and half are older than this age)
had been:

  • 78 years for males, up from 75 in
    1999 and 67 in 1949
  • 83 years for females, up from 81
    in 1999 and 69 in 1949
  • 80.5 years for all folks, up
    from 77 in 1999 and 68 in

Lifespan right here relies on the
median age at dying, and is affected by completely different age
compositions over time and between areas. That is completely different
from imply lifespan calculated from


, which give a sign of


and permit for various age
compositions between completely different populations.

For folks
who died between 2017 and 2019, the median lifespans for
each men and women had been barely longer for individuals who
died within the South Island in contrast with the North Island.
South Island males had a median lifespan of 79 years,
in contrast with 78 years for North Island males. Likewise,
South Island females had a median lifespan of 84 years,
in contrast with 83 years for North Island females.

and females who handed away within the Nelson area had the
highest median lifespan (81 and 86 years, respectively).
Different areas the place each men and women had larger median
lifespans than for all of New Zealand included Marlborough,
Otago, Canterbury, Taranaki, and Wellington. Observe that this
relies on the place the particular person lived after they died and does
not essentially replicate the place they spent most of their

Regional variations replicate completely different
inhabitants traits, together with age and ethnic
make-up, together with the collective experiences of individuals’s
lives (equivalent to smoking, eating regimen, and surroundings). For instance,
20 p.c of Nelson’s inhabitants is aged 65 years and
over (in contrast with 16 p.c for New Zealand). Subsequently,
a better proportion of deaths in Nelson will probably be to older
folks and proportionally fewer to youthful folks,
rising the median age at dying.

General, 34,260
deaths had been registered in 2019 in New Zealand, up from
33,225 in 2018.

“The variety of folks dying every
12 months has steadily elevated over time, regardless of typically
rising life expectancy, due to inhabitants progress and
extra folks in older age teams,” Mr Islam

Life expectancy measures the variety of years of
life remaining, on common, at a specific age. Knowledge from

interval life tables

, additionally launched as we speak, exhibits
that life expectancy at beginning is years for males, and
83.5 years for females.

There have been 59,637 reside births
registered in New Zealand in 2019, up from 58,020 the
earlier 12 months. These births mixed with the 34,260 deaths,
resulted in a pure enhance within the inhabitants of 25,377
folks, up from 24,795 in 2018.

Pure enhance,
mixed with constructive internet migration, leads to an
rising inhabitants for New Zealand.

inhabitants estimates: At 31 December 2019 – Infoshare

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