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Healthy Communities: Life Expectancy and Potentially Avoidable Deaths in 2013–2015

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Life expectancy at birth

Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years that a new born baby could expect to live, assuming that the current age-specific death rates are experienced throughout his/her life.

Between 2011–2013 and 2013–2015 in Australia, life expectancy at birth for all persons increased from 82.1 years to 82.4 years (Figure 1).

Women continue to have a longer life expectancy than men, yet both women and men had an increase in life expectancy between 2011–2013 and 2013–2015—an increase from 84.3 to 84.5 years for women and 80.1 to 80.4 years for men.

Variation across Australia

During 2013–2015, life expectancy at birth ranged across PHN areas from 77.0 years in the Northern Territory to 85.5 years in Northern Sydney (Figure 2).

Between 2011–2013 and 2013–2015, most PHN areas recorded an increase in life expectancy at birth. However, life expectancy at birth decreased in some areas (Figure 3).

The largest increase in life expectancy at birth (0.6 years) was seen in four Queensland PHN areas – Brisbane North, Brisbane South, Darling Downs and West Moreton, and Western Queensland.

Gippsland (Vic) PHN area recorded the largest decrease in life expectancy at birth (0.5 years) over the same period.

Figure 1: Estimated number of years a person is expected the live at birth, by sex, 2011–2013 and 2013–2015

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Reporting period Males Females Persons
2011–2013 80.1 84.3 82.1
2013–2015 80.4 84.5 82.4
Notes:
Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years that a new born baby could expect to live, assuming that the current age-specific death rates are experienced throughout his/her life.
Source:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of life expectancy estimates as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Figure 2: Estimated number of years a person is expected to live at birth, by Primary Health Network (PHN) areas, 2013–15

The following image is a map of Australia showing the estimated number of years a person is expected to live at birth by PHN area in 2014–15. Data can be found in the table below.

The following is a legend for the maps detailed on this page. The first row shows the various colour ranges, the second is the relevant colour's range value and the third indicates which end is highest and lowest.
77.0 – 80.9
81.0 – 81.6
81.7 – 82.7
82.8 – 83.2
83.3 – 85.5
Lowest group
Highest group
Primary Health Network boundary
CAPITAL CITY
Image showing the estimated number of years a person is expected to live at birth across Primary Health Network (PHN) areas for 2013–15.
The following is an image of maps around major cities showing the estimated number of years a person is expected to live at birth by PHN area in 2013–15. Data can be found in the table below.
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PHN area State Number of years
All Metro PHN areas 83.3
Northern Sydney NSW 85.5
Eastern Melbourne VIC 84.3
Central and Eastern Sydney NSW 83.8
Perth North WA 83.8
South Eastern Melbourne VIC 83.3
Western Sydney NSW 83.2
North Western Melbourne VIC 83.2
Australian Capital Territory ACT 83.2
Brisbane North QLD 83.1
Brisbane South QLD 82.9
Gold Coast QLD 82.8
Perth South WA 82.8
South Western Sydney NSW 82.6
Adelaide SA 82.6
Nepean Blue Mountains NSW 82.1
All regional PHN areas 81.2
Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast QLD 82.1
Country SA SA 81.9
South Eastern NSW NSW 81.7
Western Victoria VIC 81.6
Country WA WA 81.6
Darling Downs and West Moreton QLD 81.3
Northern Queensland QLD 81.2
Hunter New England and Central Coast NSW 81.1
Murray VIC/NSW 81.1
North Coast NSW 81.0
Gippsland VIC 80.9
Tasmania TAS 80.8
Murrumbidgee NSW 80.7
Western NSW NSW 80.2
Western Queensland QLD 78.7
Northern Territory NT 77.0
Source:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of life expectancy estimates as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Figure 3: Estimated number of years a person is expected to live at birth, by metropolitan and regional Primary Health Network area, 2011–2013 and 2013–2015

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PHN group Reporting period PHN area name State Persons (Years)
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Northern Sydney NSW 85.5
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Northern Sydney NSW 85.0
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Eastern Melbourne VIC 84.3
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Eastern Melbourne VIC 84.1
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Perth North WA 83.8
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Perth North WA 83.5
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Central and Eastern Sydney NSW 83.8
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Central and Eastern Sydney NSW 83.6
Metropolitan 2013–2015 South Eastern Melbourne VIC 83.3
Metropolitan 2011–2013 South Eastern Melbourne VIC 83.2
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Australian Capital Territory ACT 83.2
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Australian Capital Territory ACT 83.3
Metropolitan 2013–2015 North Western Melbourne VIC 83.2
Metropolitan 2011–2013 North Western Melbourne VIC 83.0
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Western Sydney NSW 83.2
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Western Sydney NSW 82.9
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Brisbane North QLD 83.1
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Brisbane North QLD 82.5
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Brisbane South QLD 82.9
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Brisbane South QLD 82.3
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Perth South WA 82.8
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Perth South WA 82.6
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Gold Coast QLD 82.8
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Gold Coast QLD 82.6
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Adelaide SA 82.6
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Adelaide SA 82.2
Metropolitan 2013–2015 South Western Sydney NSW 82.6
Metropolitan 2011–2013 South Western Sydney NSW 82.4
Regional 2013–2015 Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast QLD 82.1
Regional 2011–2013 Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast QLD 81.9
Metropolitan 2013–2015 Nepean Blue Mountains NSW 82.1
Metropolitan 2011–2013 Nepean Blue Mountains NSW 81.8
Regional 2013–2015 Country SA SA 81.9
Regional 2011–2013 Country SA SA 81.8
Regional 2013–2015 South Eastern NSW NSW 81.7
Regional 2011–2013 South Eastern NSW NSW 81.6
Regional 2013–2015 Country WA WA 81.6
Regional 2011–2013 Country WA WA 81.2
Regional 2013–2015 Western Victoria VIC 81.6
Regional 2011–2013 Western Victoria VIC 81.8
Regional 2013–2015 Darling Downs and West Moreton QLD 81.3
Regional 2011–2013 Darling Downs and West Moreton QLD 80.7
Regional 2013–2015 Northern Queensland QLD 81.2
Regional 2011–2013 Northern Queensland QLD 80.8
Regional 2013–2015 Murray VIC/NSW 81.1
Regional 2011–2013 Murray VIC/NSW 81.3
Regional 2013–2015 Hunter New England and Central Coast NSW 81.1
Regional 2011–2013 Hunter New England and Central Coast NSW 80.9
Regional 2013–2015 North Coast NSW 81.0
Regional 2011–2013 North Coast NSW 80.8
Regional 2013–2015 Gippsland VIC 80.9
Regional 2011–2013 Gippsland VIC 81.4
Regional 2013–2015 Tasmania TAS 80.8
Regional 2011–2013 Tasmania TAS 80.6
Regional 2013–2015 Murrumbidgee NSW 80.7
Regional 2011–2013 Murrumbidgee NSW 81.1
Regional 2013–2015 Western NSW NSW 80.2
Regional 2011–2013 Western NSW NSW 79.8
Regional 2013–2015 Western Queensland QLD 78.7
Regional 2011–2013 Western Queensland QLD 78.1
Regional 2013–2015 Northern Territory NT 77.0
Regional 2011–2013 Northern Territory NT 77.0
National 2013–2015 Australia National 82.4
National 2011–2013 Australia National 82.1
Note:
Life expectancy at birth is the average number of years that a new born baby could expect to live, assuming that the current age-specific death rates are experienced throughout his/her life.
Source:
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) analysis of life expectancy estimates as provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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