3302.0.55.001 - Life Tables, Australia, 2006–2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/11/2009   
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11/12/2009 Note: This data cube was updated on 11 December 2009 with revised life expectancy data and other functions of the life table, due to the identification of inconsistencies in the calculation of mortality rates at very old ages (ages 95 years and older). Estimates of life expectancy at birth for Australia for both males and females are not affected, while revisions for older ages are relatively small.

This product contains Australian life tables for males and females for the reference period. A life table is a statistical model used to represent mortality of a population. In its simplest form, a life table is generated from age-specific death rates and the resulting values are used to measure mortality, survivorship and life expectancy.