Life expectancy is one of the most commonly used measures of overall health of a population. It is expressed as either the number of years a newborn baby is expected to live, or the expected years of life remaining for a person at a given age, and is estimated from the death rates in a population. Examining causes, patterns and trends in death can also help explain differences and changes in the health of a population, contribute to the evaluation of health strategies and interventions, and guide planning and policy-making.
More reports and statistics on life expectancy & deaths can be found under Burden of disease and Injury.
born in 2013–15 can expect to live 4.1 years longer than males—84.5 years compared with 80.4 years
deaths were registered in Australia in 2014
deaths were due to circulatory diseases. The leading cause of death was coronary heart disease
in mortality from all causes was recorded between 1907 and 2014
areas have mortality rates that are 1.3 times as high as Major cities
born in 2010–12 can expect to live around 10 years less than non-Indigenous Australians
deaths registered were of people aged 75 and over
of deaths for people aged less than 75 were potentially avoidable deaths
deaths that occurred in 2013–14 were among people admitted to a hospital. These people often received palliative care (44%)
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