Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 3.4.2–Life expectancy, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||AHPF PI 3.4.2–Life expectancy, 2019|
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:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2019|
Health, Standard 09/04/2020
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.
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 indicator 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:|
2000–2002 to 2015–2017—Nationally, by sex.
2005–2007 to 2015–2017—State and territory, by sex.
2011–2013 to 2015–2017—Primary Health Network (PHN), by sex.
Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA), by sex (not reported).
Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4) by sex (not reported).
2005–2007, 2010–2012, 2015–17—Nationally, by Indigenous status and sex.
2005–2007, 2010–2012, 2015–17—State and territory, by Indigenous status and sex.
2015–2017—Nationally, by sex and remoteness area (Major Cities, Inner Regional and Outer Regional combined, Remote and Very Remote combined).
Estimates of life expectancy at birth by Indigenous status and state/territory are based on data from 4 jurisdictions for which the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths is considered acceptable for reliable estimates – New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2019 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2015–17.
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory 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:||4. Deaths|
Data source attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Health Performance Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Source and reference attributes
|Related metadata references:|
See also Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.6–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2021
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