Life expectancy is one of the most commonly used measures of overall health of a population. It is expressed as either the number of years a newborn baby is expected to live, or the expected years of life remaining for a person at a given age, and is estimated from the death rates in a population. Examining causes, patterns and trends in death can also help explain differences and changes in the health of a population, contribute to the evaluation of health strategies and interventions, and guide planning and policy-making.
More reports and statistics on life expectancy & deaths can be found under Burden of disease and Injury.
Web report |
09 Jun 2022
Web report |
07 Apr 2022
In 2020, 49% of deaths for people aged less than 75 in Australia were potentially avoidable deaths
Potentially avoidable age-standardised death rates in Australia fell by 42% between 2000 and 2020
In 2020, there were 26,995 potentially avoidable deaths in Australia
Over 5,000 falls deaths in 2019–20 among older Australians
133,000 falls hospitalisations in 2019–20 among older Australians
Over half of hospitalised fall injuries occurred in the home
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