What is the average life expectancy for women?
Research shows that women have a longer life expectancy than men. The average life expectancy for English women is 82 years. In Europe the average life expectancy for women is 82.2 years.
Is the average life expectancy for women increasing?
The average life expectancy for women is steadily increasing, the same as it is for men. Researchers predict that the average life expectancy for women will be over 85 years by 2150. Ever since the 1900’s the average life expectancy for women has dramatically increased. In 1950 the average life expectancy for women was just 72.2 years. Nowadays women live almost 10 years longer on average! Current predictions put the average life expectancy for women at 85.3 years by 2030.
How old was the oldest woman in history?
According to official records, Jeanne-Louise Calment from France was the oldest woman (and human) in history. She reached the impressive age of 122 years and 164 days old. She was born in 1875 and died in 1997. Over the years many women have claimed to be older, but without a birth certificate these claims cannot be verified.
Who was the oldest British woman in history?
The oldest British woman on record was Charlotte Hughes. She reached the age of 115 years and 228 days old. She was born in 1877 and died in 1993.
What is the average life expectancy of women in other countries?
The average life expectancy of women in the UK is slightly higher than the average European life expectancy. French women have the longest average life expectancy with 84.9 years. Swedish women also have a high life expectancy with an average of 83.4 years. Women in Lithuania have a low life expectancy with only 77.6 years.