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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Indicator
Indicator type:Indicator
Short name:PB a-Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2014
METeOR identifier:517704
Registration status:Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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Indicator set:National Healthcare Agreement (2014) Health, Superseded 14/01/2015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

Computation description:

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. 
Numerator:

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:
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:

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

  • Indigenous status, by sex

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

Disaggregation data elements:
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
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
Data Element / Data SetPerson—area of usual residence, statistical area level 2 (SA2) code (ASGS 2011) N(9)
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous 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 Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Data Element / Data SetPerson—Indigenous status, code N
Data Source
ABS Experimental Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Comments:

Most recent data available for 2014 Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council (CRC) report: 2010–2012.

Baseline: 2005–2007.

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.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Mean (average)
Data type:Real
Unit of measure:Time (e.g. days, hours)
Format:NN.N

Data source attributes

Data sources:
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: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.

Relational attributes

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