LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
Life Expectancy at Birth Increased by 0.4 Years
A newborn baby in 2020 is expected to live 0.4 years longer to 74.9 years old, against 74.5 years old in 2014. A newborn girl is expected to live longer up to
77.6 years, while a newborn boy is expected to live until 72.6 years in 2020. For the period of 2014-2020, life expectancy at birth for male has increased by
0.2 years, from 72.4 years old (2014) to 72.6 years old (2020), while female increased by 0.6 years as compared to 77.0 years old for the same period.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS OLD
Females at the Age of 15 Years Old is Expected to Live 4.8 Years Longer
Males and females who reach the age of 15 years old in 2020 are expected to live another 58.4 and 63.2 years respectively. This indicates that male at the age of 15 years is expected to live until the age of 73.4 years and female up to the age of 78.2 years.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT THE AGE OF 60 YEARS OLD
Life Expectancy at the Age of 60 Years Old Increased
Males and females who reach the age of 60 years old is expected to live further 18.4 years and 21.2 years respectively. Thus, males aged 60 years are expected to live until the age of 78.4 years old and females, 81.2 years old. The gaps for males and females life expectancy at the age of 60 years old are between 2.4 to 2.8 years for the period of 2014-2020.
This situation is in line with the increasing number of population aged 60 years and over every year. Based on the population estimates for 2020, the population age 60 years and over increased from 3.4 million (2019) to 3.5 million (2020) which represents 10.7 per cent of the total population.
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
23 July 2020
Mohd Yusrizal Ab Razak
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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