Abridged Life Tables, Malaysia, 2016–2018 contains the latest life tables by age, ethnic group and sex at Malaysia and state level. The life tables are generated based on the mortality statistics for the three-year period and mid-year population estimates.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
Life Expectancy Increased by 2.8 Years
A newborn baby in 2018 is expected to live 2.8 years longer to 75.0 years, up from 72.2 years in 2000.
Exhibit 1: Life expectancy at birth, Malaysia, 2000, 2008 and 2018e
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH BY SEX
A Newborn Baby Girl Could Expect To Live Longer
In average, a newborn baby girl in 2018 is expected to live until the age of 77.6 years, 4.9 years longer than baby boy (72.7 years). Life expectancy at birth for male has increased by 0.5 years from 72.2 years (2012) compared to 72.7 years (2018), while female increased by 0.7 years compared to 76.9 years for the same period.
Chart 1: Life expectancy at birth, Malaysia, 2012–2018
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT THE AGE OF 15 YEARS
Females Live 4.8 Years Longer Than Males
Both male and female who reach the age of 15 years in 2018 are expected to live for another 58.5 and 63.3 years.
LIFE EXPECTANCY AT THE AGE OF 65 YEARS
Life Expectancy at Age 65 Increased
A male who reach the age of 65 years in 2018 is expected to live for another 15.0 years and female for 17.2 years, increased by 0.5 years and 0.8 years respectively as compared to 2012.
LIFE EXPECTANCY BY MAJOR ETHNIC GROUP
Chinese Expected To Live to 77.3 Years
Chinese is still leading with the highest life expectancy in Malaysia with 77.3 years respectively followed by Bumiputera (73.8 years) and Indians (72.5 years).
DATO' SRI DR. MOHD UZIR MAHIDIN
CHIEF STATISTICIAN MALAYSIA
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS, MALAYSIA
7 August 2018
Ho Mei Kei
Public Relation Officer
Strategic Communication and International Division
Department of Statistics, Malaysia
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