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Life tables of the resident population

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Istat releases on line at the address http://demo.istat.it, under the section “elaborations”, the Life tables of the resident population for the year 2010. Data are available at NUTS-1, NUTS-2 and NUTS-3 level.

Users are allowed to perform custom queries and download data in CSV format.

Life tables may be questioned by single-age class  or five-years age classes. The following indicators are included:

Probability  of death (per thousand)

  • Survivors
  • Deaths
  • Number of years lived
  • Projection probability
  • Life expectancy.

At regional level (NUTS-2) time series starts from 1974. Piedmont-Valle d’Aosta regions and Abruzzo-Molise regions are drawn together up to 2008.

At provincial level (NUTS-3) time series starts from 1992. The territorial classification of the provinces varies over time. It’s based on 103 territorial units until 2005, on 107 units since 2006 (new Sardinian provinces of  Olbia-Tempio, Ogliastra, Medio Campidano and Carbonia-Iglesias) and on 110 units since 2010 ( new provincese of Monza e della Brianza, Fermo and Barletta-Andria-Trani). Further information on the territorial classification can be achieved consulting the codes of Italian municipalities, provinces and regions

Main results

In 2010, life expectancy at birth is 79.4 years for men and 84.4 years for women. Compared to 2009, men’s survival increase by 0.4 years while for women the growth is 0.3 years. The advantage of the female gender decreases to the level of five years.
The Marche region is the area of the country where life expectancy at birth is higher, both for men (80.4) and women (85.4). On the other side Campania is the region achieving the lower level of life expectancy, respectively to 77.8 years form men and 82.8 years for women. Among the provinces, the record of survival lies in Ravenna and Arezzo (81.1 years) for men, and again in Ravenna, with Pesaro-Urbino (85.7 years) for women. Minimum levels are observed in the province of Naples, where a life expectancy at birth of 77.2 years for men and 82.2 years for women are observed.

Reference period: Year 2010

Date of Issue: 22 January 2013


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