National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2011|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012|
|Description:||The 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:||Life 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:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement (2011) Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2012|
|Outcome area:||Indigenous Australians achieve health outcomes comparable to the broader population Indigenous, Endorsed 21/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
|Computation description:||Number of years of life expectancy at birth (including the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous) and confidence intervals (upper and lower limits).|
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.
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|Denominator data elements:|
National, state/territory by: sex by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
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.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Life Expectancy & Wellbeing|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
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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