4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014  
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HEALTH STATUS

This section on Health Status includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Life Expectancy
Morbidity prevalence
Living with disability
Psychological distress
Mental health



LIFE EXPECTANCY


Key Series

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH (a)

2001-2003
2002-2004
2003-2005
2004-2006
2005-2007
2006-2008
2007-2009
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012

Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years

Males
77.8
78.1
78.5
78.7
79.0
79.2
79.3
79.5
79.7
79.9
Females
82.8
83.0
83.3
83.5
83.7
83.7
83.9
84.0
84.2
84.3

(a) Based on three years of data ending in the year shown in the table heading.

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


Related Series
RESIDUAL LIFE EXPECTANCY AT AGE 65 (a)

2001-2003
2002-2004
2003-2005
2004-2006
2005-2007
2006-2008
2007-2009
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012

Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years
Years

Males
17.6
17.8
18.1
18.3
18.5
18.6
18.7
18.9
19.1
19.1
Females
21.0
21.1
21.4
21.5
21.6
21.6
21.8
21.8
22.0
22.0

(a) Based on three years of data ending in the year shown in the table heading.

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


SURVIVING FROM BIRTH TO AGE 85 (a)(b)

2001-2003
2002-2004
2003-2005
2004-2006
2005-2007
2006-2008
2007-2009
2008-2010
2009-2011
2010-2012

%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%

Males
35.2
36.2
37.7
38.5
39.7
40.1
40.9
41.5
42.4
43.0
Females
53.0
53.7
54.9
55.5
56.5
56.7
57.3
57.8
58.5
58.8

(a) Based on three years of data ending in the year shown in the table heading.
(b) Proportions of males and females born in the respective year expected to live to age 85.

Source: ABS data available on request, ABS Death Registrations Collection.


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.
MORBIDITY PREVALENCE


Key Series

REPORTING ONE OR MORE LONG-TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS (a), Age standardised, all persons (b)

2001
2004-05
2007-08
2011-12

%
%
%
%

Males
77.1
74.9
72.7
75.6
Females
79.1
77.3
76.3
77.7

(a) Current conditions which have lasted, or are expected to last for six months or more.
(b) Age standardised in 5 year ranges to 75 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population as at 30 June 2001.

Source: ABS data available on request, Australian Health Survey, 2011–12;
ABS data available on request, National Health Survey.


LIVING WITH DISABILITY


Key Series

REPORTING DISABILITY, Age standardised (a), all persons

2003
2009
2012

%
%
%
Males
20.4
18.1
17.6
Females
19.1
17.3
17.3

(a) Age standardised to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.

Source: ABS Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012 (cat. no. 4430.0).


Related Series

REPORTING PROFOUND OR SEVERE CORE ACTIVITY LIMITATION (a), Age standardised (b),
all persons

2003
2009
2012

%
%
%
Males
5.8
5.3
5.4
Females
6.5
5.7
6.0

(a) Core activities comprise communication, mobility or self care.
(b) Age standardised to the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) as at 30 June 2001.

Source: ABS Disability, Ageing and Carers, Australia: Summary of Findings, 2012 (cat. no. 4430.0).


Updated commentary on Living with a disability is available in this release.


PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS


Key Series

REPORTING HIGH/VERY HIGH LEVEL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS (a), Age standardised (b), 18 years and over

2001
2004-05
2007-08
2011-12

%
%
%
%

Males
9.8
10.8
9.6
8.8
Females
15.3
15.1
14.4
12.8

(a) Distress levels calculated using the Kessler 10 scale of psychological distress (K10).
(b) Age standardised in 5 year ranges to 75 years and over to the Estimated Resident Population as at 30 June 2001.

Source: ABS data available on request, Australian Health Survey, 2011–12;
ABS data available on request, National Health Survey.


MENTAL HEALTH


Key Series

REPORTING ANY 12-MONTH MENTAL DISORDER (a)(b), 16-85 years

2007

'000
%

Males
1,400.1
17.6
Females
1,797.7
22.3

(a) Persons who met criteria for diagnosis of a lifetime mental disorder (with hierarchy) and had symptoms in the 12 months prior to interview.
(b) A person may have more than one mental disorder.

Source: ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing 2007, Summary of Results (cat.no. 4326.0).


REPORTING ANY LIFETIME MENTAL DISORDER (a), 16-85 years

2007

'000
%

Males
3,822.0
48.1
Females
3,464.6
43.0

(a) A person may have more than one mental disorder.

Source: ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing 2007, Summary of Results (cat.no. 4326.0).


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.

Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Health Glossary (under the Explanatory Notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Health Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).