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Definition

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

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.

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Denominator
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Computation

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.

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Disaggregation

State and territory:

  • Indigenous status, by sex

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

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Calculation rules

Computation Rule
Description

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.

Numerators

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.

Denominators
Disaggregation

State and territory:

  • Indigenous status, by sex

Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.

References