1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2008  
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Life expectancy at birth for Victorian children has continued to rise. A boy born in Victoria during 2002-06 had a life expectancy of 79.3 years, 1.9 years longer than a boy born during 1997-2001. The life expectancy of a girl born in 2002-06 was 84.0 years, 4.7 years longer than a boy, and 1.3 years longer than a girl born in 1997-2001.

In 2002-06, the highest life expectancy for a male born in Victoria was recorded in the Shire of Nillumbik (82.8 years), while the City of Melbourne recorded the highest female life expectancy (87.9 years). The Shire of Loddon recorded the lowest life expectancy for a male during this period (74.4 years), 4.9 years below the male life expectancy for Victoria. The Shires of Glenelg and Hepburn recorded the lowest life expectancy for females (81.5 years), which was 2.5 years below the female life expectancy for Victoria.

Between 1997-2001 and 2002-06, the gap between LGAs with the highest and lowest male life expectancy widened from 5.8 years to 8.4 years. Similarly for females the gap increased from 4.7 years to 6.4 years.

The largest percentage changes in life expectancy between 1997-2001 and 2002-06, for both males and females, were recorded in the City of Melbourne (6.8% and 4.3% respectively) and the Shire of Surf Coast (5.1% and 3.8% respectively).

View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Life Expectancy at Birth, By Local Government Area (file size 58kB).

View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Public Hospital Admissions and Emergency Patients, Victoria (file size 52kB).

View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Timeliness of Elective Surgery, Victoria (file size 56kB).

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