National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Life expectancy, 2009–2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||Life expectancy at birth|
|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 Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011–|
National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
Collection and usage attributes
Life expectancy for total population is calculated for a rolling 3-year period and reported annually.
-number of years
-difference between male and female life expectancies at birth (total population).
Calculated using customised life tables produced by the ABS. Life expectancy at birth for Medicare Locals and at higher levels have been calculated with reference to state/territory and Australian life tables (where appropriate), using Brass' Logit System. Brass' Logit technique enables the calculation of smooth abridged life tables for regions which may have a small number of deaths, by adjusting the age-specific death rates with reference to a standard life table. The technique does not alter the overall level of mortality, but the age-specific functions of the life table are smoothed.
|Numerator data elements:|
By Sex, Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||PAF-Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Accountability:||National Health Performance Authority|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||National Health Performance Authority|
|Reference documents:||National Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework|
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