How long did we live?

We thought it would be interesting to extend our Survival animation backwards in time. With some help by the ONS Centre for Demography we've been able to go back roughly to 1845.

You can access the Early Life Tables online here. There is a little difficulty in placing the very early tables on the time line, since they cover overlapping periods, but we've done our best to make some sense of them.

You might find it interesting to enter your own age in the animation and see what your survival prospects were in 1845!

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