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released: 5 Apr 2017 author: AIHW

Australians are living longer, and their state of health in these years has important implications for population health and wellbeing and for Australia’s health and care systems. Between 2003 and 2015, life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes, and most of this increase corresponded with an increase in years living free of disability and free of severe or profound core activity limitation. Older Australians have also seen increases in the expected number of years living free of disability.

ISBN 978-1-76054-091-3; Cat. no. DIS 66; 5pp.; Internet only

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Table of contents

  • Health expectancies at birth
  • Health expectancies at age 65
  • Gender gap in health expectancies
  • Disability prevalence rates
  • Where can I find out more?
  • List of appendix tables
  • Related publications
  • Acknowledgments

Recommended citation

AIHW 2017. Life expectancy and disability in Australia: expected years living with and without disability. Cat. no. DIS 66. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 22 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=60129559120>.

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