Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB a-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Description:||Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.|
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015|
|Outcome area:||Primary and Community Health Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
A generation is defined as 25 years.
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.
|Computation:||Calculated by direct estimation of life expectancy at birth 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 a mid-point of that period.|
The gap estimate does not have a numerator or denominator. 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:|
2005-07 (revised), 2010-12 – State and territory:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2010–2012.
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or ACT due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
For further detailed analysis by Indigenous status see the CRC National Indigenous Reform Agreement (NIRA) report.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Data source attributes
|Reporting requirements:||National Healthcare Agreement|
|Organisation responsible for providing data:||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB a-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 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