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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Life expectancy, 2009–2011

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termLife expectancy at birth
METeOR identifier:Help on this term527641
Registration status:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
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 Health Performance Authority: Healthy Communities: 2011– National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016

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.

Presented as:

-number of years

-difference between male and female life expectancies at birth (total population).

Computation:Help on this term

Calculated using customised life tables produced by the ABS. Life expectancy at birth for Medicare Locals and at higher levels have been calculated with reference to state/territory and Australian life tables (where appropriate), using Brass' Logit System. Brass' Logit technique enables the calculation of smooth abridged life tables for regions which may have a small number of deaths, by adjusting the age-specific death rates with reference to a standard life table. The technique does not alter the overall level of mortality, but the age-specific functions of the life table are smoothed.

Numerator data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetPerson—life expectancy, total years N[NN]
Data Source
ABS Life Tables
Guide for use
Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data
Disaggregation:Help on this term

By Sex, Medicare Local catchments and Medicare Local peer groups   

Disaggregation data elements:Help on this term
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local peer group, code N
Data Element / Data SetAdministrative health region—Medicare Local identifier, code AANNN
Data Element / Data SetPerson—sex, code N

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 termPAF-Effectiveness

Data source attributes

Data sources:Help on this term
Data SourceABS Life Tables
Frequency
Annual
Data custodian
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Accountability attributes

Reporting requirements:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework
Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Accountability:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Benchmark:Help on this term 
Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Long-term

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termNational Health Performance Authority
Origin:Help on this termHealthy Communities
Reference documents:Help on this termNational Health Performance Agreement-Performance and Accountability Framework
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