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Subnational Period Life Tables: 2012–14
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  28 July 2015
Key facts

Based on death rates in subnational areas of New Zealand in 2012–14:

  • Life expectancy at birth was highest for females in the Tasman region (84.1 years) and males in the Auckland region (80.5 years).
  • The Hawke's Bay region had the biggest increases in life expectancy at birth between 2005–07 and 2012–14 (up 1.2 years for females and 1.5 years for males).
  • Life expectancy at birth increased for females and males in all regions since 2005–07.
  • Life expectancy at birth was highest for Māori females and males in the Otago region, and lowest in the Gisborne region.
  • The gap between Māori and non-Māori life expectancy at birth was narrowest in Otago (0.9 years for females, 1.2 years for males).
  • Females in the Queenstown-Lakes district had the highest life expectancy at birth of all territorial authorities (86.8 years).
  • Life expectancy at birth is highest in the least deprived areas of New Zealand.

Graph, Median life expectancy at birth by regional council, 2012 to 2014.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISBN 978-0-478-42991-6 (online)
28 July 2015

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