Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PI 06–Life expectancy, 2017|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 30/01/2018|
The 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|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2017) Health, Superseded 30/01/2018|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
|Quality statement:||National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2017 QS Health, Standard 31/01/2017|
Collection and usage attributes
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.
Calculated 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.
The 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:|
2013–15—State and territory, by:
2010–12 (previously supplied)—State and territory, by:
2010–12 (previously supplied)—Nationally, by:
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2017 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting:
Indigenous estimates of life expectancy are not produced for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania or the Australian Capital Territory due to the small number of Indigenous deaths reported in these jurisdictions.
|Representation class:||Mean (average)|
|Unit of measure:||Time (e.g. days, hours)|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||Deaths|
Data source attributes
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.
Source and reference attributes
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 18 November 2015 http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467990
|Related metadata references:|
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08–Major causes of death, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2018 Indigenous, Archived 31/07/2018