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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: P01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2010

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termEstimated life expectancy at birth, 2010
METeOR identifier:Help on this term396100
Registration status:Help on this termCommunity Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Description:Help on this termThe 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:Help on this termLife 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement (2010) Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement: P01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2010 QS Community Services (retired), Superseded 04/04/2011

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this termPresented as number of years of life expectancy at birth (including the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous) and confidence intervals (upper and lower limits).
Computation:Help on this termDirect estimation of life expectancy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the estimated population at a single point and the number of deaths registered in the 3 years centred on that population point, with adjustments for incomplete identification by Indigenous status.
Numerator:Help on this termThe Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables (derived from death registrations adjusted using factors obtained from the 2006 Census Data Enhancement (CDE) Indigenous Mortality Quality Study to account for under-identification of Indigenous deaths)
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Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of birth, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census, Post-enumeration survey (PES), administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage study.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—date of death, DDMMYYYY
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census, PES, administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage study.
Denominator:Help on this termThe ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables (derived from 30 June 2006 experimental estimated resident Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations).
Denominator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—estimated resident population of Australia, total people N[N(7)]
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census, PES, administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage 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 Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census, PES, administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage study.
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census, PES, administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage study.
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, PES, administrative by-product data and the CDE data linkage study.
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Disaggregation: National, state/territory and sex by Indigenous status.

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

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

No trends data are available due to changes in methodology to improve estimates of Indigenous life expectancy and due to changing levels of Indigenous identification in source data including Census and death registration records over time.

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 termN[N].N

Indicator conceptual framework

Framework and dimensions:Help on this termLife Expectancy & Wellbeing

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Frequency
5 yearly
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

The statistical agencies and state/territory governments are currently working with Registrars and funeral directors to improve the quality of Indigenous status information on death notification forms and death certificates.

The ABS will repeat the CDE Indigenous Mortality Quality Study for the 2011 Population Census, to assess coverage of Indigenous deaths in death registration records and calculate adjustment factors to improve estimates of Indigenous mortality, and to calculate Indigenous life expectancy.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is also undertaking linkage work to measure the coverage of Indigenous deaths in the AIHW National Mortality dataset and changes over time.

Indigenous identification needs improvement in births, deaths and population data.

Annual estimates of life expectancy are desired.

Relational attributes

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See also National Healthcare Agreement: P18-Life expectancy, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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