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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 2009-2011, but is lower than their female counterparts1.
  • A male baby born in South Australia in the period 2014-2016 has a total life expectancy of 80.4 years (81.0 for Greater Adelaide vs. 79.2 for Country SA)1.
  • At 80.4 years, total male life expectancy at birth in South Australia is equivalent to the national average for males (also 80.4 years)1.
  • A male aged 65 years living in South Australia in 2014-2016 can expect to live another 19.6 years, a male aged 75 years another 12.1 years and a male aged 85 years another 6.2 years1.
  • 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 the period 2014-20161.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Life expectancy at birth, Males, 2014-2016
Region years
Greater Adelaide 81.0
Country SA 79.2
South Australia 80.4
Australia 80.4

3-1-1 SA

Data source: ABS 2017

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Life expectancy at birth, Males, 2014-2016
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 75.6
Tasmania 78.8
Queensland 79.9
Western Australia 80.3
South Australia 80.4
New South Wales 80.4
Victoria 81.2
Australian Capital Territory 81.3
Australia 80.4

3-1-1 AU

Data source: ABS 2017

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3-1-2. Female life expectancy

  • At 84.5 years, a female born in South Australia in the period 2014-2016 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 in the period 2014-2016, depending on whether the location is Greater Adelaide (84.7 years) or Country SA (84.1 years)1.
  • Female life expectancy in South Australia (84.5 years) is roughly equivalent to the national average for females (84.6 years)1.
  • A female aged 65 years living in South Australia in the period 2014-2016 can expect to live another 22.3 years, a female aged 75 years another 14.0 years and a female aged 85 years another 7.3 years1.
  • 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 the period 2014-20161.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Life expectancy at birth, Females, 2014-2016
Region years
Greater Adelaide 84.7
Country SA 84.1
South Australia 84.5
Australia 84.6

3-1-2 SA

Data source: ABS 2017

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Life expectancy at birth, Females, 2014-2016
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 78.7
Tasmania 82.9
Queensland 84.5
South Australia 84.5
New South Wales 84.6
Victoria 84.7
Western Australia 84.8
Australian Capital Territory 85.2
Australia 84.6

3-1-2 AU

Data source: ABS 2017

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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)2.
  • 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 2017), 'Table 2.1 Life tables, Statistical Area Level 4-2009-2011 to 2014-2016', and 'Table 1.4 Life Tables, South Australia, 2014-2016', Life Tables States and Territories and Australia 2014-2016, cat. no. 3302.0.55.001, viewed 23 August 2018.
  2. 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.