Life expectancy

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Policy report

Being equally well

This report from a number of leading health experts recommends major improvements to primary healthcare services in Australia to stop people with serious mental illnesses from dying between 14 and 23 years earlier than other Australians.
Briefing paper

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings

Every year in Australia, millions of years of healthy life are lost because of injury, illness or premature deaths in the population. This loss of healthy life is called the ‘burden of disease’. This report contains key findings from the forthcoming Australian Burden of Disease...
Strategy

Closing the Gap: jurisdictional implementation plan

This plan supports a whole-of-government approach to meeting the objectives and achieving the outcomes under the National Agreement.
Report

Health and independence report 2019

This report presents the latest data on measures of health, including life expectancy, causes of health loss, and determinants of health.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Will one in three Australian babies live to 100 as Treasurer Joe Hockey says?

Treasurer Joe Hockey is arguing for an increase in Australia's pension age to 70, saying one in three babies born today is likely to live to 100.
Report

Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK: stalling progress

This analysis explores the reasons behind stalling life expectancy improvements in the UK, uncovering worrying trends affecting groups of the population. While people in wealthier areas of the UK continue to live longer, for those living in the most deprived areas, life expectancy improvements are...
Journal article

Limited progress in closing the mortality gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of the Northern Territory

This research assesses whether progress is being made towards reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality in life expectancy and under‐five mortality in the Northern Territory.
Fact sheet

Australian life tables: 150 years in the making

To mark 150 years since the first Australian life tables were published, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (Global Burden of Disease Group and Centre for Health Policy) held a symposium in...
Journal article

The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s

Little is known about how socioeconomic position might have affected health prior to the Second World War. This article looks at lifespan by occupational class in two cohorts in New Zealand.
Report

Health-adjusted life expectancy in Australia: expected years lived in full health 2011

This report shows that: health-adjusted life expectancy increased comparably to life expectancy; and that people in remote and very remote areas and people in the lowest socioeconomic group expected both shorter lives and fewer years in full health compared with their counterparts in major cities...