Abridged period life tables for the total New Zealand male and female populations provide an indication of the trends in life expectancy between the construction of complete period life tables. Abridged life tables are available in February (provisional) and May (final) of each year.
In contrast, complete period life tables are produced about every five years for the total New Zealand, Māori, and non-Māori male and female populations, by single-year of age. The complete period life tables are the most authoritative source on life expectancy in New Zealand.
Period life tables
New Zealand Cohort Life Tables
Life table definition
Life expectancy definition
Life expectancy at birth definition
Source: Birth and death registrations from Department of Internal Affairs and population estimates from Statistics New Zealand
Geographic coverage: National