Australia Life Expectancy 1950-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Australia life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Australia in 2020 is 83.50 years, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Australia in 2019 was 83.35 years, a 0.18% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Australia in 2018 was 83.20 years, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Australia in 2017 was 83.03 years, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy
Country Name 2020 Life Expectancy
Hong Kong 84.89
Japan 84.67
Macao 84.30
Switzerland 83.84
Singapore 83.66
Spain 83.61
Italy 83.57
Australia 83.50
Channel Islands 83.14
Iceland 83.07
South Korea 83.06
Israel 83.04
Sweden 82.87
France 82.73
Malta 82.60
Canada 82.52
Norway 82.48
New Zealand 82.36
Ireland 82.35
Netherlands 82.35
Luxembourg 82.31
Greece 82.31
Portugal 82.11
Finland 81.98
Belgium 81.70
Austria 81.63
Germany 81.41
United Kingdom 81.40
Slovenia 81.39
Cyprus 81.05
Denmark 80.97
Taiwan 80.53
Qatar 80.30
Chile 80.27
Puerto Rico 80.19
Guam 80.16
Barbados 79.27
Curacao 78.94
United States 78.93
Poland 78.78
Estonia 78.75
Panama 78.58
Croatia 78.56
UAE 78.03
Uruguay 77.99
Oman 77.95
French Polynesia 77.72
New Caledonia 77.63
Bahrain 77.35
Antigua and Barbuda 77.08
Hungary 76.90
Argentina 76.74
Aruba 76.36
Lithuania 75.95
Kuwait 75.54
Latvia 75.32
Saudi Arabia 75.22
Bahamas 73.95
Trinidad and Tobago 73.55
Seychelles 73.47
Australia - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 83.50 0.180%
2019 83.35 0.180%
2018 83.20 0.200%
2017 83.03 0.200%
2016 82.86 0.200%
2015 82.70 0.200%
2014 82.53 0.200%
2013 82.36 0.210%
2012 82.18 0.210%
2011 82.01 0.220%
2010 81.83 0.220%
2009 81.66 0.220%
2008 81.48 0.280%
2007 81.25 0.280%
2006 81.02 0.280%
2005 80.80 0.280%
2004 80.57 0.280%
2003 80.34 0.370%
2002 80.04 0.380%
2001 79.74 0.380%
2000 79.44 0.380%
1999 79.14 0.380%
1998 78.84 0.290%
1997 78.61 0.290%
1996 78.38 0.290%
1995 78.15 0.300%
1994 77.92 0.300%
1993 77.69 0.390%
1992 77.39 0.390%
1991 77.09 0.390%
1990 76.79 0.390%
1989 76.49 0.390%
1988 76.19 0.290%
1987 75.97 0.290%
1986 75.75 0.290%
1985 75.53 0.290%
1984 75.31 0.290%
1983 75.09 0.400%
1982 74.79 0.400%
1981 74.49 0.400%
1980 74.19 0.410%
1979 73.89 0.410%
1978 73.59 0.500%
1977 73.22 0.500%
1976 72.86 0.500%
1975 72.49 0.510%
1974 72.13 0.510%
1973 71.76 0.260%
1972 71.58 0.260%
1971 71.39 0.260%
1970 71.21 0.260%
1969 71.02 0.260%
1968 70.84 -0.010%
1967 70.85 -0.010%
1966 70.86 -0.010%
1965 70.86 -0.010%
1964 70.87 -0.010%
1963 70.88 0.130%
1962 70.79 0.130%
1961 70.70 0.130%
1960 70.61 0.130%
1959 70.52 0.130%
1958 70.43 0.300%
1957 70.22 0.300%
1956 70.01 0.300%
1955 69.81 0.300%
1954 69.60 0.300%
1953 69.39 0.300%
1952 69.18 0.300%
1951 68.97 0.300%
1950 68.77 0.000%