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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 18-Life expectancy, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term421657
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 30/10/2011
Description:Help on this termThe 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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2011) Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011 QS Health, Superseded 04/12/2012

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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.

Presented as:

  • Number of years
  • Confidence intervals/variability bands (Indigenous life expectancy only)
  • Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth

Computation:Help on this termCalculated by direct estimation of life expectancy for all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the estimated resident population at a single point and the number of deaths registered in the 3 years centred on that population point.
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
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
Disaggregation:Help on this term

2006-2008 and 2007-2009—State and territory, by:

  • sex

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.

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
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
Comments:Help on this term

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.

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.

Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report:

  • 2006-2008 and 2007-2009 (total population)
  • 2005-2007 (Indigenous:non-Indigenous

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
Benchmark:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2011
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

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

Related metadata references:Help on this term

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

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 09-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five within a decade, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012

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