3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/12/2009   
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Due to the identification of inconsistencies in the calculation of mortality rates at very old ages (ages 95 years and older), life expectancy data and other functions of the life table for Australia for 2006-2008 has been revised. This affects tables 2.16, 4.1, 4.2 and 4.3, and data cube Life expectancy, Selected ages—1998 to 2008. Life expectancy at birth for Australia for both males and females are not affected, while revisions for older ages are relatively small.

In addition, 2006–2008 state/territory life expectancy data which was not available for the initial release on 25 November 2009, has been added to data cubes

  • Deaths, Summary—1998 to 2008;
  • Life expectancy, Selected ages—1998 to 2008; and
  • Deaths, Summary, Statistical Divisions—2003 to 2008