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5-2. Median age at death

5-2-1. Male median age at death

5-2-2. Female median age at death

5-2-3. Aboriginal median age at death

Sources

 

5-2-1. Male median age at death

  • The median age of death for males in South Australia was 80.2 years in 2018, higher than the 79.1 years recorded for males nationally, but well below the 85.4 years for females in South Australia.1
  • Over the last decade there has been a gradual increase in the median age at death for males in South Australia up from 78.9 years in 2008.1
  • In 2018 South Australia had the second highest median age at death for males of the states and territories. However, outside of the Northern Territory there isn't a large amount of variation between the jurisdictions.1
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Median age at death, Males, 2018
Region years
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 80.2
Australia 79.1

5 2 1 sa 2019 10 02

Data Source: ABS 2019

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Median age at death, Males, 2018
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 66.6
Western Australia  77.5
Queensland 77.7
Tasmania 78.7
Australian Capital Territory 79.2
New South Wales 79.4
South Australia 80.2
Victoria 80.4
Australia 79.1

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Data Source: ABS 2019

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5-2-2. Female median age at death

  • The median age of death for females in South Australia was 85.4 years in 2018, slightly higher than the 84.9 years recorded for females nationally, and well above the 80.2 years for males in South Australia.1
  • Over the last decade there has been a gradual increase in the median age at death for females in South Australia, up from 84.0 years in 2006.1
  • In 2018 South Australia had the second highest median age at death for females of the states and territories. However, outside of the Northern Territory there isn't a large amount of variation between the jurisdictions.1
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Median age at death, Females, 2018
Region years
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 85.4
Australia 84.9

5 2 2 sa 2019 10 02

Data Source: ABS 2019

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Median age at death, Females, 2018
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 69.2
Tasmania 83.5
Western Australia 83.7
Queensland 84.0
Australian Capital Territory 85.0
New South Wales 85.2
South Australia  85.4
Victoria 85.6
Australia 84.9

5 2 2 au 2019 10 02

Data Source: ABS 2019

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5-2-3. Aboriginal median age at death

Due to serious data quality concerns raised by several sources, the State of Our Health does not report Aboriginal median age at death as a useful population health status indicator at this time.

 


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2019), 'Table 2: Median age at death, Year of occurrence, States, Territories and Australia, 2008 to 2018',Deaths, Australia, 2018, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed September 2019.