National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2021
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
|Short name:||PB a–Close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2021|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 03/07/2020|
Difference between Indigenous and non-Indigenous life expectancies at birth.
|Indicator set:||National Healthcare Agreement (2021) Health, Standardisation pending 03/08/2020|
|Outcome area:||Prevention Health, Standard 07/07/2010|
Collection and usage attributes
A generation is defined as 25 years.
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:|
Note: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2021 National Healthcare Agreement performance reporting: 2015–2017 (Indigenous and non-Indigenous population).
NO NEW DATA FOR 2021 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.
The Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (cat. no. 3302.0.55.003) publication is produced every 5 years. Non-Indigenous estimates in this publication are to be used as a comparator to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy estimates. The reference year for 2020 national reporting of life expectancy estimates for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations is 2015–17 (published on 29 November 2018). This source is to be used until the next issue (for the reference year 2020–2022) is released in 2023.
|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.
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2018. Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2015–2017, ABS cat. no. 3302.0.55.003. Canberra: ABS. Viewed 5 May 2020, https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/
Council of Australian Governments 2012. National Healthcare Agreement (effective 25 July 2012). Viewed 5 May 2020, http://www.federalfinancialrelations.gov.au/content/npa/health/
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes National Healthcare Agreement: PB a–Better health: close the life expectancy gap for Indigenous Australians within a generation, 2020 Health, Standard 13/03/2020
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 06–Life expectancy, 2021 Health, Standard 03/07/2020