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LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
Over the past 10 years, life expectancy at birth has improved by 2.5 years for males and 1.7 years for females. Based on current mortality rates, a boy born in 2010-2012 can expect to live 79.9 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 2010-2012 (cat. no. 3302.0.55.001).
Footnote(s): (a) Data for life expectancy at birth prior to 1982 are available from Australian Historical Population Statistics, 2008 (cat. no. 3105.0.65.001).
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