National Healthcare Agreement: PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2012
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2012|
|Description:||Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2012)|
Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
A generation is defined as 25 years.
Life expectancy for total population is calculated for a rolling 3-year period and reported annually.
Life expectancy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is calculated for a rolling 3-year period and reported every 5 years.
Presented as number of years.
|Computation:||Calculated by direct estimation of life expectancy at birth for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the average number of deaths in the 3-year period and the estimated resident population at a mid-point of that period.|
The gap estimate does not have a numerator or denominator. 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 relevant population.
|Numerator data elements:|
State and territory:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2012 CRC report: 2005–2007
NO NEW DATA FOR 2012 REPORTING
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or ACT due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2011
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2013
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2012
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2012
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2012
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2013
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