Ages at death in UK Life Tables

Life tables are an important demographic tool. These tables help actuaries and others analyse death rates and life expectancy.

How do analysts calculate national life tables?

Step 1: The analyst starts with 100,000 simultaneous births in one country, and of one sex. (This is often denoted l₀.)

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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

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This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.