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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 2016, higher than the 79.1 years recorded for males nationally, but well below the 86.0 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 78.2 years in 2006.1
  • In 2016 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, 2016
Region years
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 80.2
Australia 79.1

5-2-1 SA

Data Source: ABS 2017

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Median age at death, Males, 2016
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 65.9
Tasmania 77.3
Queensland 77.6
Western Australia 78.0
Australian Capital Territory 78.3
New South Wales 79.4
South Australia 80.2
Victoria 80.3
Australia 79.1

5-2-1 AU

Data Source: ABS 2017

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5-2-2. Female median age at death

  • The median age of death for females in South Australia was 86.0 years in 2016, higher than the 85.1 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 2016 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.1
  • The graphs below do not start at the origin to show detail.

 

Median age at death, Females, 2016
Region years
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 86.0
Australia 85.1

5-2-2 SA

Data Source: ABS 2017

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Median age at death, Females, 2016
State/Territory years
Northern Territory 69.3
Tasmania 83.7
Queensland 84.1
Western Australia 84.5
Australian Capital Territory 84.6
New South Wales 85.4
Victoria 85.5
South Australia 86.0
Australia 85.1

5-2-2 AU

Data Source: ABS 2017

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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 2017), 'Table 2.1 Median age at death, Year of occurrence, States and territories-2006 to 2016', Deaths, Australia, 2016, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 8 August 2018.