Israeli life expectancy growing, new data shows

A crowd of Israelis at a Batsheva Dance Company performance in Tel Aviv. Israeli life expectancy has risen by two years per person over the past decade, new data shows. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli life expectancy rose by more than two years per person over the past decade, to 83.6 years for women and 79.9 years for men, according to data released Monday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

In the past four decades, female life expectancy in Israel rose by 8.9 years, and male life expectancy rose by 8.7 years. As of 2011, Israel has been fourth in the world for life expectancy, tied with Sweden, among states belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

According to the data, more than 28 percent of Israelis are under the age of 14. In 2012, the median age for Israelis was 29.6 years, Haaretz reported.


Posted on September 17, 2013 .