MHLU - Health Status Resource

Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy

Key Findings: 
  • Middlesex-London residents can expect to live on average 81.2 years at birth and 20.2 more years at age 65 (Fig. 3.16).
  • Life expectancies remain higher for females than males at birth and at age 65 (Fig. 3.16).

These estimates are the same as for Ontario as a whole and represent a slight increase compared to estimates for Middlesex-London five years previously (data not shown).

Interpretive Notes

Years of life expectancy are based on life tables containing mortality rates specific to sex and age groups for Middlesex-London during 2005 to 2007. The resulting life expectancies are averages which are assumed to hold true for as long as the mortality picture for that time period remains the same.

Ontario Public Health Standard: 

Population Health Assessment and Surveillance Protocol - Section 1, Subsections b-ii

Jargon Explained

Life Expectancy

The average length of time that an individual will live if subjected to the mortality experience for the specified population and time period.