U.K. 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 U.K. life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for U.K. in 2020 is 81.40 years, a 0.15% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for U.K. in 2019 was 81.27 years, a 0.15% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for U.K. in 2018 was 81.15 years, a 0.07% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for U.K. in 2017 was 81.09 years, a 0.07% 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
United Kingdom - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 81.40 0.150%
2019 81.27 0.150%
2018 81.15 0.070%
2017 81.09 0.070%
2016 81.04 0.070%
2015 80.98 0.070%
2014 80.93 0.070%
2013 80.87 0.290%
2012 80.63 0.290%
2011 80.40 0.290%
2010 80.16 0.300%
2009 79.93 0.300%
2008 79.69 0.320%
2007 79.43 0.320%
2006 79.18 0.320%
2005 78.92 0.330%
2004 78.67 0.330%
2003 78.41 0.320%
2002 78.16 0.320%
2001 77.91 0.320%
2000 77.67 0.320%
1999 77.42 0.320%
1998 77.17 0.240%
1997 76.98 0.240%
1996 76.80 0.240%
1995 76.61 0.240%
1994 76.43 0.240%
1993 76.24 0.290%
1992 76.02 0.290%
1991 75.80 0.290%
1990 75.58 0.290%
1989 75.36 0.290%
1988 75.14 0.250%
1987 74.95 0.250%
1986 74.76 0.250%
1985 74.57 0.260%
1984 74.38 0.260%
1983 74.19 0.320%
1982 73.95 0.320%
1981 73.72 0.320%
1980 73.48 0.320%
1979 73.25 0.320%
1978 73.01 0.220%
1977 72.85 0.220%
1976 72.69 0.220%
1975 72.53 0.220%
1974 72.37 0.220%
1973 72.21 0.140%
1972 72.11 0.140%
1971 72.01 0.140%
1970 71.91 0.140%
1969 71.81 0.140%
1968 71.71 0.190%
1967 71.58 0.190%
1966 71.44 0.190%
1965 71.31 0.190%
1964 71.17 0.190%
1963 71.04 0.120%
1962 70.95 0.120%
1961 70.87 0.120%
1960 70.78 0.120%
1959 70.70 0.120%
1958 70.61 0.340%
1957 70.37 0.340%
1956 70.13 0.340%
1955 69.89 0.340%
1954 69.65 0.350%
1953 69.41 0.350%
1952 69.17 0.350%
1951 68.93 0.350%
1950 68.69 0.000%