1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Life expectancy refers to the average number of years a person can expect to live if current age-specific mortality rates do not change during the person's lifetime.

For each region in Tasmania in 2005, life expectancy at birth was greater for females than for males. For females, the regions with the highest life expectancy at birth were Greater Hobart and Mersey-Lyell, with an expectation of 82.2 years. For males, the region with the highest life expectancy at birth was Greater Hobart, with an expectation of 77.5 years.

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH, Tasmanian regions - 2005

Males
Females

Statistical Division

years

years

Greater Hobart
77.5
82.2
Southern
76.8
81.6
Northern
76.9
81.4
Mersey-Lyell
76.3
82.2
Tasmania
77.2
82.1

Source: Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0).



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