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National Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termLife expectancy, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394445
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/06/2011
Description:Help on this termThe 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 total population.
Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2010) Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010 QS Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation:Help on this termDirect estimation of life expectancy for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the estimated population at a single point and the number of deaths registered in the three years centred on that population point, with adjustments for incomplete identification by Indigenous status.
Numerator:Help on this term

ABS experimental Indigenous and non-Indigenous life tables. Data are calculated for three-year periods and reported every five years.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of years of life expectancy at birth
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
At this stage, Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy are calculated for 3-year periods. Data is reported every 5 years for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous life tables are based on Estimated Resident Population (3101.0) (based on the Census of Population and Housing and the Census Post Enumeration Survey), death registration information provided by state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and the ABS Census Data Enhancement (CDE) Indigenous Mortality Quality Study.
Data Element / Data SetData Element
Number of years of life expectancy at birth.
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
At this stage, Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancy are calculated for 3-year periods. Data is reported every 5 years for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Indigenous and non-Indigenous life tables are based on Estimated Resident Population (3101.0) (based on the Census of Population and Housing and the Census Post Enumeration Survey), death registration information provided by state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and the ABS Census Data Enhancement (CDE) Indigenous Mortality Quality Study.
Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, geographical location code (ASGC 2006) NNNNN
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Used for disaggregation by state/territory
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—age, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Comments:Help on this termSpecified Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status, remoteness area and SEIFA of residence.

Available Disaggregation: Nationally and by state/territory: by age/sex, Indigenous status

Most recent data available for 2010 CRC baseline report: 2005-2007.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termMean (average)
Data type:Help on this termReal
Unit of measure:Help on this termTime (e.g. days, hours)
Format:Help on this termNN.N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termDeaths

Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Life Tables
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Data SourceABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Frequency
5 yearly
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics (with input from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on the data quality statement)
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

Indigenous identification needs improvement in births, deaths and population data so that annual estimates of Indigenous life expectancy can be produced.

Reliable estimates of internal migration are also required to be able to produce annual population estimates with which to produce annual life expectancy estimates.
Other issues caveats:Help on this term

Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the ACT due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.

Health-adjusted life expectancy (HALE) is preferred to life expectancy as it takes into consideration the impact of disability among the population. The information required to estimate HALE is not currently available for all jurisdictions and therefore HALE is an 'aspirational' indicator at this stage. "HALE extends the concept of life expectancy by reducing the estimated duration by the proportion of time spent at each age in states less than perfect health, adjusted for the relative severity of those health states". HALE "provides an estimate of the average years of equivalent 'healthy' life that a person can expect to live at various ages". (See AIHW: Begg et al 2007 The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003).

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003 (AIHW, 2007): http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10317

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P19-Infant/young child mortality rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: P61-Teenage birth rate, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2010 Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

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