O National Institute of Statistics (INE) published, on September 24, the new mortality tables in Portugal – Regional breakdown – 2018-2020, revealing that the Northern Region maintained the highest life expectancy at birth while the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon maintained the highest life expectancy at birth. 65 years old.
The data also show life expectancy at birth at 81.06 years for the total population, being 78.07 years for men and 83.67 years for women. But, he adds, this difference has been decreasing, and is now 5.60 years (6.02 in 2008-2010).
By region, the data reveal that it was NUTS II, in the North, which found the highest values for life expectancy at birth, for the total population (81.46 years) and for men (78.55 years), and at the Women’s Center (84.00).
In NUTS III, the highest life expectancies at birth were observed in Cávado (82.10 years), Coimbra Region (81.58 years) and Leiria Region (81.57 years).
The greatest differences in longevity between men and women were observed in the Autonomous regions of Madeira (6.89) and the Azores (6.82) and the smallest in the Metropolitan Area of Lisbon (5.41) and in the North (5.44 )
Life expectancy at age 65 in Portugal reached 19.69 years. 65-year-old men can expect to live, on average, 17.76 years longer and women 21.11 years longer.
By NUTS II region, the highest values of life expectancy at 65 years were found in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (19.97 years), both for men (18.05 years) and women (21.54 years).