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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2018

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, 2018
METeOR identifier:Help on this term658523
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 30/01/2018
Description:Help on this term

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:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Standard 30/01/2018
Outcome area:Help on this termPrevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010
Quality statement:Help on this termNational Healthcare Agreement: PI 06-Life expectancy, 2018 QS Health, Standard 30/01/2018

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 term

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.

Numerator:Help on this term

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: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

2014–16—State and territory, by:

  • sex

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

  • Indigenous status and sex

2010–12 (previously supplied)—Nationally, by:

  • Sex by remoteness (Major City and Inner Regional combined; Outer Regional, Remote and Very Remote combined)
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 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting:

  • 2014–16 (total population)
  • 2010–12 (Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations; remoteness areas)

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.

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 term

NN.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 term

National Healthcare Agreement

Organisation responsible for providing data:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Benchmark:Help on this term

PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2018

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.

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, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 07–Infant and young child mortality rate, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08–Major causes of death, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16–Potentially avoidable deaths, 2018 Health, Standard 30/01/2018

See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2019 Indigenous, Endorsed 31/07/2018

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