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Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

English Life Tables No.17, 2010 to 2012

Source: Office for National Statistics (UK)

Main Points:

• Over the last 100 years life expectancy at birth has increased by nearly 3 years per decade.

• For males, life expectancy at birth increased from 51 years in 1910-1912 to 79 years in 2010-12, while for females it increased from 55 to 83 years.

• Much of this increase is due to improvements in infant and child mortality in the first half of the 20th century, while gains in life expectancy at older ages have mainly occurred in the last 50 years.

• People aged 60 could expect to live around 9 years longer in 2010-2012 than 100 years earlier.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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