National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014|
|Description:||The average number of years a person could expect to live if they experienced the age/sex specific death rates that applied at their birth throughout their lifetime.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014)|
Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health|
Health, Standard 07/07/2010
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
Collection and usage attributes
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.
|Computation:||Calculated by direct estimation of life expectancy 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 the mid-point of that period.|
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:|
2010–12—State and territory, by:
2005–07 (revised), 2010–12—State and territory, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report:
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Vic, SA, Tas or ACT due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Deaths|
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:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
Source and reference attributes
AIHW, Begg S, Vos T, Barker B, Stevenson C, Stanley L & Lopez A 2007. The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003. Cat. no. PHE 82. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 16 April 2014 http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467990.
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2013
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2015
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08-Major causes of death, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2015
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