At birth

Boys born in 2015 can expect to live an average of around 80 years. Of this time, an estimated:

  • 63 years will be lived free of disability
  • 17 years will be with some level of disability, including around 5 years with severe or profound disability (Figure 1).

Girls born in 2015 can expect to live an average of around 85 years. Of this time, an estimated:

  • 65 years will be lived free of disability
  • 19 years will be with some level of disability, including around 7 years with severe or profound disability (Figure 1).

For people born in 2015, this equates to living around one-fifth of their life with some level of disability (21% for males and 22% for females).