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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 80.1 years in 2014, higher than the 78.5 years recorded for males nationally, but well below the 85.6 years for females in South Australia.
  • Over the last decade there has been a gradual increase in the median age at death for males in South Australia up from 77.5 years in 2004.
  • In 2014 South Australia had the 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.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Median age at death, Males, 2014
Regionyears
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia80.1
Australia78.5

5-2-1 SA

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Median age at death, Males, 2014
State/Territoryyears
Northern Territory62.9
Western Australia76.9
Queensland77.3
Tasmania78.2
Australian Capital Territory78.5
New South Wales78.8
Victoria79.4
South Australia80.1
Australia78.5

5-2-1 AU

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5-2-2. Female median age at death

  • The median age of death for females in South Australia was 85.6 years in 2014, higher than the 84.8 years recorded for females nationally, and well above the 80.1 years for males in South Australia.
  • Over the last decade there has been a gradual increase in the median age at death for females in South Australia, up from 83.2 years in 2004.
  • In 2014 South Australia had the 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.
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Median age at death, Females, 2014
Regionyears
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia85.6
Australia84.8

5-2-2 SA

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Median age at death, Females, 2014
State/Territoryyears
Northern Territory63.8
Tasmania83.1
Western Australia84.0
Queensland84.1
Australian Capital Territory85.0
New South Wales85.1
Victoria85.2
South Australia85.6
Australia84.8

5-2-2 AU

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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 ABS 2015, 'Tables 1.11.9 Deaths, Summary, States and territories, South Australia-2004 to 2014', Deaths, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 18 March 2016.