Life expectancy

  •  08/02/2018

In 2015, life expectancy at birth in Belgium was 81.1 years. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must not decrease.

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Life expectancy

years at birth

 1990200020052010201120122013201420152015//19902015//2010
Belgium76.277.979.180.380.780.580.781.481.10.30.2
EU-28----78.579.980.280.380.580.980.6--0.2
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Mortality and life expectancy statistics, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

Life expectancy by sex - Belgium

years at birth

 1990200020052010201120122013201420152015//19902015//2010
females79.581.081.983.083.383.183.283.983.40.20.1
males72.774.676.277.578.077.878.178.878.70.30.3
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Mortality and life expectancy statistics, http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

Life expectancy of women at age 50, by education - Belgium

years

 2004
primary education33.6
lower secondary education36.5
higher secondary education34.8
tertiary education37.6

EHLEIS (2015), EHLEIS technical report 2014_4.7, Additional national page for Country Report Issue 7, European Health and Life Expectancy Information System, http://www.eurohex.eu (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Life expectancy of men at age 50, by education - Belgium

years

 2004
primary education24.7
lower secondary education27.9
higher secondary education29.9
higher education34.3

EHLEIS (2015), EHLEIS technical report 2014_4.7, Additional national page for Country Report Issue 7, European Health and Life Expectancy Information System, http://www.eurohex.eu (consulted on 08/11/2017).

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