3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/11/2009   
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LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH

In 2006-2008 life expectancy at birth for Australia was 79.2 years for males, an increase of 0.2 years over 2005-2007, and 83.7 years for females, the same as in 2005-2007.

Over the past century, male life expectancy at birth has increased by 24 years, from 55.2 years in 1901-1910 to 79.2 years in 2006-2008. Similarly, female life expectancy at birth has increased by 25 years, from 58.8 years to 83.7 years. The increase in life expectancy at birth reflects declining death rates at all ages.

2.11 LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH - 1907-2008
Graph: 2.11 LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH—1907–2008



State/territory life expectancy at birth

Release of state/territory life tables for 2006-2008 (cat. nos. 3302.1.55.001 to 3302.8.55.001) has been deferred until 11th December 2009.





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