Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB a–Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2017|
|Registration status:||Health, Superseded 19/06/2019|
Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2018) Health, Superseded 16/06/2019|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
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.
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.
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:|
State and territory, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2018 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2010–2012.
NO NEW DATA FOR 2018 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)|
Data source attributes
National Healthcare Agreement
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Australian Bureau of Statistics
National Healthcare Agreement Performance Benchmark:
Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation.
|Further data development / collection required:|
Specification: Final, the measure meets the intention of the indicator.
|Related metadata references:|
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PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
Has been superseded by National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2019 Indigenous, Archived 23/08/2019