Life expectancy

In 2016, life expectancy at birth in Belgium was 81.5 years. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must not decrease.

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Life expectancy - Belgium and international comparison

years at birth

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium76.277.979.180.380.781.181.50.30.2
EU28----78.579.980.280.681.0--0.2
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Mortality and life expectancy statistics [demo_mlexpec], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

Life expectancy by sex - Belgium

years at birth

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
females79.581.081.983.083.383.484.00.20.2
males72.774.676.277.578.078.779.00.30.3
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Mortality and life expectancy statistics [demo_mlexpec], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 02/10/2018).

UN target: goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN goal 3.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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