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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2012

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, 2012
METeOR identifier:Help on this term443680
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 25/06/2013
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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2012) Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2012 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

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 average number of deaths in the 3-year period and the estimated resident population at the mid-point of that period. 
    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

    Indigenous and non-Indigenous life tables are based on Estimated Resident Population (based on the ABS Census of Population and Housing and the ABS Census Post-Enumeration Survey deaths registration information provided by state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and ABS Census Data Enhancement (CDE) Indigenous Mortality Quality Study.
    Disaggregation:Help on this term

    2008–10—state and territory, by:

  • sex

    State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)
  • 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

    Most recent data available for 2011 CRC report:

    • 2008–10 (total population)
    • 2005-2007 (Indigenous:non-Indigenous)

    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.

    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, 2012
    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

    See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 08-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

    See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB 09-Halve the mortality gap for Indigenous children under five within a decade, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013, Indigenous, Endorsed 11/09/2012

    Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

    Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011

    See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 19-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

    See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

    See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013

    See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013

    See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2013 Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013

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