Remaining life expectancy

The remaining life expectancy in 2010 is calculated on the basis of the mortality risks per age that applied in that year. Because the mortality risks are declining, and because this is likely to remain so in the future, the actual lifespan of people aged 65 will probably be longer than the life expectancy figures indicate. Also the probability that a 65-year-old will reach 80 or 90 is likely to increase.