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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPI 06-Life expectancy, 2014
METeOR identifier:Help on this term517676
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 14/01/2015
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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
Outcome area:Help on this termPrimary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014 QS Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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
  • difference between male and female life expectancies at birth (total population)
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:Help on this term

The average number of years a person could expect to live from the day they are born if they experienced mortality rates at each age that are currently experienced by the relevant population.

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

2010–12—State and territory, by:

  • sex

2005–07 (revised), 2010–12—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex

2010–12—Nationally, by:

  • Sex by remoteness (major city and inner regional; outer regional, remote and very remote)
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 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report:

  • 2010–12 (total population)
  • 2010–12 (Indigenous: non-Indigenous)

Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Vic, SA, Tas 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 term

National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

Source and reference attributes

Reference documents:Help on this term

AIHW, Begg S, Vos T, Barker B, Stevenson C, Stanley L & Lopez A 2007. The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003. Cat. no. PHE 82. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 16 April 2014 http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467990.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08-Major causes of death, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2015 Indigenous, Archived 18/11/2015

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