Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2015

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, 2015
METeOR identifier:Help on this term559056
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/07/2016
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Indicator set:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2015) Health, Superseded 08/07/2016
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2015 QS Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

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.

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 termThe indicator 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: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 Indigenous Life Tables
Guide for use

Data source type: Census based and administrative by-product data


Disaggregation:Help on this term

2011–13—State and territory, by:

  • sex

2010-12 (previously supplied)—State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex

2011-13—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, 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 and remoteness
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 2015 National Healthcare Agreement (NHA) performance reporting:

  • 2011–13 (total population)
  • 2010-12 (Indigenous: non-Indigenous)

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.

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 Indigenous Life Tables
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 1-Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2015

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

The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003 (AIHW, 2007): 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, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015

Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07-Infant and young child mortality rate, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08-Major causes of death, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2015 Health, Superseded 08/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01—Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2016 Indigenous, Archived 01/07/2016

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01—Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2017 Indigenous, Archived 06/06/2017

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term