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

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Metadata item type:Help on this termIndicator
Indicator type:Help on this termIndicator
Short name:Help on this termPB a–Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2017
METeOR identifier:Help on this term658548
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 30/01/2018
Description:Help on this term

Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.

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

Collection and usage attributes

Computation description:Help on this term

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:Help on this term

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:Help on this term

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: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

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status, by sex

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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


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 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 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 Indigenous 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: 2010–2012.

NO NEW DATA FOR 2018 REPORTING.

Baseline: 2005–2007.

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)
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NN.N

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

National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark:

Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation.

Refer:

http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/
content/npa/health/_archive/ healthcare_national-agreement.pdf

Further data development / collection required:Help on this term

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

Relational attributes

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Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018

See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 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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