3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2013 Quality Declaration 
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LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH


LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH

Over the past 10 years, life expectancy at birth has improved by 2.3 years for males and 1.5 years for females. Based on current mortality rates, a boy born in 2011-2013 can expect to live 80.1 years, while a girl can expect to live 84.3 years (see graph 1.6). For detailed data, see Life Tables, States, Territories and Australia, 2011-2013 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001).

Graph Image for 1.6 LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH(a) -1983 to 2011-2013

Footnote(s): (a) Data for life expectancy at birth prior to the years provided in this graph are available from Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2014 (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001).

Source(s): Australian Historical Population Statistics (3105.0.65.001); Deaths, Australia (3302.0).



Male life expectancy at birth increased in all states and territories between 2012 and 2013. Female life expectancy also increased in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia, remained constant in Western Australia and Tasmania and decreased in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The Northern Territory had the largest decrease in female life expectancy of 0.8 years. This decrease could be an offset of the large increase in life expectancy estimates in 2011.