National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2019
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB a–Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2019|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 19/06/2019|
Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2019) Health, Standard 19/06/2019|
|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:|
2015–17—State and territory, by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2019 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2015–2017.
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, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
See also National Indigenous Reform Agreement: PI 01-Estimated life expectancy at birth, 2020 Indigenous, Endorsed 23/08/2019