3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/11/2011   
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  • Over the past 20 years, life expectancy at birth has improved by 5.6 years for males and just under 3.9 years for females. Based on current mortality rates, a boy born in 2008-2010 can expect to live 79.5 years, while a girl can expect to live 84.0 years.
  • According to United Nations estimates for 2005-10, Australia's life expectancy at birth is ranked among the highest in the world.

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