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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
  • difference between male and female …
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    Disaggregation

    2009–11—state and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)
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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
  • difference between male and female life expectancies at birth (total population)
  • Numerators
    Denominators
    Disaggregation

    2009–11—state and territory, by:

  • sex
  • Indigenous status and sex (no data)
  • References

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2007. The burden of disease and injury in Australia 2003. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Viewed 22 April 2013,
    <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467990>
    This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.