Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2013.|
|Registration status:||Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013|
|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 (2013) Indigenous, Archived 13/12/2013|
|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 the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians using the average number of deaths in the relevant three-year period and the estimated resident population at the mid-point of that three-year period, with adjustments for incomplete identification by Indigenous status.
For more information, see Experimental Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Australia, 2005-07 (ABS cat. no. 3302.0.55.003).
|Numerator data elements:|
National, state/territory by: sex by Indigenous status.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
NO NEW DATA FOR 2013 REPORTING.
Most recent data available: 2005-2007.
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or Australian Capital Territory due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
Baseline year for NIRA target is 2006; baseline year for this indicator is 2005-2007; 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|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Improve the quality of Indigenous identification in births and deaths data.
Annual estimates of Indigenous life expectancy are not currently available but given rate of change may not be required.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||National Indigenous Reform Agreement Performance Information Management Group|
|Related metadata references:|
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: PI 18-Life expectancy, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
Supersedes National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2012 Indigenous, Archived 13/06/2013
Has been superseded by National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2014 Indigenous, Archived 24/11/2014