Life expectancy in Pakistan decreases from 65.4 to 65 years
Life expectancy in Pakistan, the number of years that a person is likely to live, has slightly dropped from 65.4 years to 65 years, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) 2020 statistics included the infant mortality rate, total and general fertility rates, crude birth and death rates, and the rate of natural increase.
This is the 20th round of a series of surveys that began in 1984 and was last conducted 13 years ago.
Chief Statistician Dr. Naeem-uz-Zafar said that the survey’s results were compared with the relevant indicators of Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey 2017-18 and Pakistan Standard of Living Standards Survey 2018-19 and most of them “show close proximity”.
The latest figures show that although the overall average age has declined, the average age for men has increased from 64.3 years to 64.5 years, while the average age for women has fallen from 66.5 years to 65.5 years.
The average age of the 1 to 4-year-old group also increased to 71.3, with an average age of 70.6 for males and 72 for females.
The infant mortality rate also fell to 56 deaths per 1,000 births. It was 62 in the Pakistan Demographic and Health Survey (PDHS) 2017-18 and 60 in the PSLM 2018-19.
The overall growth rate was recorded at 124, the highest being 215 in the age group of 25 to 29 years, followed by 176 in the age group of 20 to 24 years, 164 in the age group of 30 to 34 to 35 years and 94 in the 39-year-old age group.
The general growth rate was also quite higher in rural areas (138) compared to urban areas (102).
According to the survey, the population of the country has increased to 220.4 million, which was 207.6 million in 2017, including 111.7 million males and 108.7 million females.