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Definition

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.
Numerator
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Denominator
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Computation

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

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Disaggregation

2006-2008 and 2007-2009—State and territory, by:

  • sex

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

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

Numerators
Denominators
Disaggregation

2006-2008 and 2007-2009—State and territory, by:

  • sex

State and territory, by:

  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)

Disaggregations by individual jurisdictions are subject to data quality considerations.

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