Life expectancy by age and education, yearly figures (C)


Life expectancy at every age from 30, by educational attainment (four groups shown).

Life expectancy is the age a person is expected to live to according to current mortality rates. Life expectancy is calculated using age dependent probabilities of death. Mortality rates will most likely change with time. If current positive trends in medicine and other areas effecting survival continue, then current newborns will most likely live longer than what is predicted here.

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Life expectancy by age and education, yearly figures (C)

Identification Number



Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Statistics Norway SSB

Date of Production


Contact Person

Name Affiliation E-mail address Universal Resource Identifier
Øyvind Hesselberg

Date of Distribution



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Date: 2019-03-01

Type: Endelig



Geographical level



Both genders, men and women

Age groups

From age 30

Time periods


Frequency of updates



The statistics are based on data in Statistics Norway's population statistics.

Life expectancy was determined by means of a mortality table.


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Data quality

The quality of the death notices is generally very good with little delay in reporting. Errors during data entry, coding and revision are possible, but major work has been done to minimise these errors and they are now considered relatively insignificant.


Life expectancy provides information about the health of the population. At national level, this is a stable and reliable indicator providing information about changes over time and about differences between population groups.

Over the last 30 years, the health of all groups in Norway has improved, but the improvement in health was greatest for individuals with long education and high income. For example, this group has a higher life expectancy than persons with shorter education and lower income. Within the last decade especially, inequalities in health (physical and mental) have increased for both children and adults. Reducing social inequalities in health is a key objective in public health efforts.

Related Materials

Life expectancy in Norway - summary

Social inequalities in health

Causes of death & Life expectancy

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