The MyHealthyCommunities website is closing on 30 June 2019

Don’t worry – you can still find the latest information about your local area on the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW)External link, opens in a new window.[https://aihw.gov.au] website, along with many more reports and data on a range of health and welfare topics.

Visit the Healthy community indicatorsExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports-data/indicators/healthy-community-indicators] page to use the new interactive tool to explore health topics including health risk factors, cancer, expenditure, and different population groups in your Primary Health Network (PHN) area.

In some cases, the way you find information has changed. If you need help finding anything, please contactExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.aihw.gov.au/contact-us] the AIHW.

Once the MyHealthyCommunities website closes, you will be able to access an archived version through TroveExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://trove.nla.gov.au/], the National Library of Australia’sExternal link, opens in a new window.[https://www.nla.gov.au/] web archive. Please note the interactive content will not work in the archived version.

Web update: Life Expectancy and Potentially Avoidable Deaths in 2011–2013 - Web update - Overview

Web update: Life Expectancy and Potentially Avoidable Deaths in 2011–2013

Data revision

Note: Since publication in September 2016, figures have been updated. Please see Web update: Life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths in 2014–2016 for the revised results.

Overview

Updated information is available for life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths in 2011–2013 across Australia by Primary Health Network area.

Life expectancy at birth is the number of years a person is expected to live at the time they are born. It is a broad measure of population health.

Potentially avoidable deaths are deaths below the age of 75 from conditions that are potentially preventable through primary or hospital care. Rates of potentially avoidable deaths per head of population can be a useful indicator of how well health systems are performing.