Tidy Tuesday week 49: Life Expectancy

This week we’re looking at life expectancy across the globe. I wanted to look at the data holistically across each country and then focus on Australia. This would be great for an interactive chart built in Shiny but that’s for another day.

The first chart shows how overall life expectancy has increased over the years 1970-2020 as well as the rank change for each country. It also highlights events that have impacted life expectancy in some countries e.g. Rwanda in the 90s.

The second highlights Australia whose life expectancy for children born in a given year has increased from 71 to 84 and from ranked 33rd to 5th in the world.

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