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3-1. Life expectancy

3-1-1. Male life expectancy

3-1-2. Female life expectancy

3-1-3. Aboriginal life expectancy

Sources

 

3-1-1. Male life expectancy

  • The life expectancy of males in South Australia has increased very slightly since 2006, but is lower than their female counterparts1.
  • A male baby born in South Australia in 2006 has a total life expectancy of 78.6 years (78.8 years if they live in Greater Adelaide vs. 77.5 in Country SA)1.
  • This compares to 2014, where life expectancy of a male baby born in South Australia has increased to 80.1 years (80.6 for Greater Adelaide vs. 79.0 for Country SA)1.
  • At 80.1 years, total male life expectancy in South Australia is negligibly lower than the national figure of 80.3 years2.
  • A male aged 65 years living in South Australia in 2014 can expect to live another 19.5 years, a male aged 75 years another 11.9 years and a male aged 85 years another 6.0 years2.
  • Apart from the Northern Territory, there's not a great deal of variation between the states and territories for total male life expectancy at birth in 20142.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Life expectancy at birth, Males, 2014
Region years
Greater Adelaide 80.6
Country SA 79.0
South Australia 80.1
Australia 80.3

3-1-1 SA

Data source: ABS 2015a

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Life expectancy at birth, Males, 2014
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 75.4
Tasmania 78.8
Queensland 79.9
South Australia 80.1
New South Wales 80.2
Western Australia 80.5
Victoria 81.1
Australian Capital Territory 81.4
Australia 80.3

3-1-1 AU

Data source: ABS 2015b

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3-1-2. Female life expectancy

  • At 84.3 years, a female born in South Australia in 2014 can expect to live almost half a decade longer than her male counterpart1.
  • There is a slight gap in total female life expectancy at birth as at 2014, depending on whether the location is Greater Adelaide (84.5 years) or Country SA (83.8 years)1.
  • Female life expectancy in South Australia is essentially equivalent to the national figure (84.4 years)2.
  • A female aged 65 years living in South Australia in 2014 can expect to live another 22.1 years, a female aged 75 years another 13.9 years and a female aged 85 years another 7.2 years2.
  • Apart from the Northern Territory, there's not a great deal of variation between the states and territories for total female life expectancy at birth in 20142.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Life expectancy at birth, Females, 2014
Region years
Greater Adelaide 84.5
Country SA 83.8
South Australia 84.3
Australia 84.4

3-1-2 SA

Data source: ABS 2015a

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Life expectancy at birth, Females, 2014
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 78.9
Tasmania 82.5
Queensland 84.2
South Australia 84.3
New South Wales 84.4
Victoria 84.7
Western Australia 84.9
Australian Capital Territory 85.2
Australia 84.4

3-1-2 AU

Data source: ABS 2015b

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3-1-3. Aboriginal life expectancy

  • Aboriginal life expectancy at birth data is unavailable for South Australia.
  • However, the national Aboriginal life expectancy compared to the total is provided here to give an indication of the gap between the populations.
  • Australia-wide, the total life expectancy of Aboriginal males (69.1 years) and females (73.7 years) born in the years 2010-2012 is more than a decade lower than for all persons (79.9 and 84.3 years for all males and females, respectively)3.
  • The graph below does not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Life expectancy at birth*, National data, 2010-2012
Region years
Aboriginal males - Australia* 69.1
All males - Australia 79.9
Aboriginal females - Australia* 73.7
All females - Australia 84.3

3-1-3 AU

* Aboriginal life expectancy reported here is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics' headline estimates for Australia, calculated using an improved methodology (taking into account age-specific identification rates) that could not be applied at the state and territory or remoteness area levels. Therefore this data should not be compared with data for any state or territory, or remoteness area.

Data source: ABS 2013


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2015a), 'Table 4.1 Deaths, Summary, Statistical Area Level 4-2011 to 2014', Deaths, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 16 March 2016.
  2. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2015b), 'Table 1.4 Life Tables, South Australia, 2012-2014', Life Tables States and Territories and Australia 2012-2014, cat. no. 3302.0.55.001, viewed 16 March 2016.
  3. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2013) 2013, 'Table 1.1 Life tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Headline Australia estimates(a)-2010-2012', Life Tables for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2010-2012, cat. no. 3302.0.55.003, viewed 16 March 2016.