National Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Life expectancy, 2010|
|Description:||The average number of years a person could expect to live from the day they are born if they experienced mortality rates at each age that are currently experienced by the total population.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2010)|
Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation:||Direct estimation of life expectancy for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the estimated population at a single point and the number of deaths registered in the three years centred on that population point, with adjustments for incomplete identification by Indigenous status.|
ABS experimental Indigenous and non-Indigenous life tables. Data are calculated for three-year periods and reported every five years.
|Numerator data elements:|
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||Specified Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Available Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous statusMost recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2005-2007.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Deaths|
Data source attributes
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ABS Life Tables
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics (with input from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the data quality statement)|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Indigenous identification needs improvement in births, deaths and population data so that annual estimates of Indigenous life expectancy can be produced.Reliable estimates of internal migration are also required to be able to produce annual population estimates with which to produce annual life expectancy estimates.
|Other issues caveats:|
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the ACT due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) is preferred to life expectancy as it takes into consideration the impact of disability among the population. The information required to estimate HALE is not currently available for all jurisdictions and therefore HALE is an 'aspirational' indicator at this stage. "HALE extends the concept of life expectancy by reducing the estimated duration by the proportion of time spent at each age in states less than perfect health, adjusted for the relative severity of those health states". HALE "provides an estimate of the average years of equivalent 'healthy' life that a person can expect to live at various ages". (See AIHW: Begg et al 2007 The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003).
Source and reference attributes
The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003 (AIHW, 2007): http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10317
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2010
See also National Healthcare Agreement: P61-Teenage birth rate, 2010
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2010
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