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National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011
METeOR identifier:Help on this term425733
Registration status:Help on this termIndigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
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 (2011) Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012
Outcome area:Help on this termIndigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010

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Computation description:Help on this termNumber of years of life expectancy at birth (including the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous) and confidence intervals (upper and lower limits).
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This measure is defined as: direct estimation of experimental life tables for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, from which life expectancy at birth is obtained. Life tables are calculated using the estimated resident population at a single point in time and the number of deaths registered in the 3 years centred on that population point, with adjustments for incomplete identification of Indigenous deaths in death registrations.

For more information, see Experimental Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Australia, 2005-07.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
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 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:Help on this term

National, state/territory by: sex by Indigenous status.

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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Most recent data available for 2011 CRC 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.

Baseline year for this indicator is 2006; target year is 2031.

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

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Indigenous Reform Agreement
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

Relational attributes

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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: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

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

Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

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