National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2015
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2015|
|Description:||The average number of years new born babies could expect to live, if they experienced the age/sex specific death rates that applied at their birth throughout their lifetimes by Indigenous status.|
|Rationale:||Life expectancy at birth is one of the most widely used broad measures of population health outcomes. It is the key component of measuring the objective to ‘Close the life expectancy gap within a generation’.|
|Indicator set:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2015)|
Indigenous, Superseded 18/11/2015
|Outcome area:||Indigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population|
Indigenous, Standard 21/07/2010
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Number of years of life expectancy at birth (including the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous) and confidence intervals (upper and lower limits).|
This measure is defined as: direct estimation of the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the average number of deaths in the relevant three-year period and the estimated resident population at the mid-point of that three-year period, with adjustments for incomplete identification by Indigenous status.
For more information, see Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Australia, 2010-12 (ABS cat. no. 3302.0.55.003).
|Numerator data elements:|
National, selected state/territory by: sex by Indigenous status.
2010-2012: National, Indigenous by remoteness area (Major cities and Inner regional; Outer regional, Remote and Very remote).
|Disaggregation data elements:|
|Comments:||No new data available for this cycle of reporting. Most recent data available is: 2010-2012 data released on 15 November 2013 and included in the 2012–13 cycle of reporting. Life expectancy at birth estimates by Indigenous status for 2005-07 were revised based on improved measures of identification propensities.|
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or Australian Capital Territory due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
Baseline year for NIRA target is 2006; baseline year for this indicator is 2005-2007; target year is 2031.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Life Expectancy & Wellbeing|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Improve the quality of Indigenous identification in births and deaths data.
Annual estimates of Indigenous life expectancy are not currently available but given rate of change may not be required.
Life expectancy data by remoteness area are only currently able to be produced for the two groupings of major cities and inner regional areas; and outer regional, remote and very remote areas. Further disaggregation of these groups would be useful.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2014
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01—Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2016
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