Table 2
Life expectancy at birth by sex in Canada and provinces, 1971, 2004 and 2031

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Year N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Canada
Males
1971 69.9 69.4 68.7 69.3 68.5 69.8 70.3 70.9 70.7 70.1 69.6
2004 75.4 76.9 76.5 76.7 77.3 78.1 76.2 76.3 77.5 78.5 77.6
2031 Low assumption 79.3 79.8 80.3 80.5 80.5 81.4 80.3 80.4 81.3 81.9 81.1
Medium assumption 80.1 80.7 81.1 81.3 81.3 82.2 81.1 81.3 82.2 82.8 81.9
High assumption 80.8 81.5 81.9 82.1 82.0 82.9 81.9 82.4 83.3 83.7 82.6
  Females
1971 75.9 77.4 76.3 76.5 75.4 76.9 77.1 77.9 77.6 77.1 76.6
2004 80.9 81.7 81.6 82.1 82.5 82.5 81.2 81.9 82.4 83.1 82.4
2031 Low assumption 84.4 84.9 84.6 85.2 85.2 85.3 84.6 85.2 85.4 86.1 85.3
Medium assumption 85.1 85.6 85.3 85.8 85.8 85.9 85.3 85.9 86.1 86.7 86.0
High assumption 85.8 86.2 85.9 86.5 86.4 86.5 86.0 86.7 87.0 87.5 86.6

Data sources: Statistics Canada, 2005, Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2005-2031,Statistics Canada catalogue number 91-520-XIE, Demography Division, and Health Statistics Division.
Table source: Statistics Canada, 2007, Canadian Demographics at a Glance, catalogue number 91-003-XWE.