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.