|The life expectancies at birth for both sexes have steadily increased during the past 46 years, from 67.8 years for males and 75.3 years for females in 1971 to 81.3 years and 87.3 years respectively in 2016.
Figures from 1996 onwards are compiled based on the population estimates under the "resident population" approach instead of the "extended de facto" approach. Also, the 2016 Population By-census conducted from June to August 2016 provides a benchmark for revising the population figures compiled since the 2011 Population Census. Population-related figures from 2012 to 2015 have been revised accordingly.
Source: Census and Statistics Department.