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.
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...
This plan supports a whole-of-government approach to meeting the objectives and achieving the outcomes under the National Agreement.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Trends in Indigenous mortality and life expectancy 2001–2015: evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database
This report examines Indigenous mortality and life expectancy during the period 2001 to 2015, based on evidence from the Enhanced Mortality Database.
Australia's 12 million males (in 2016) experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age.
‘Life expectancy’ measures how many years, on average, a person of a given age can expect to live if current death rates do not change. While life expectancy is an important indicator of population health, people’s health and wellbeing are also increasingly being considered in...
Impact of regional differences in residential environment on healthy life expectancy in 1,300 Japanese municipalities
Purpose / Context – We clarify how regional differences in residential environment impact healthy life expectancy. Methodology / Approach – We defined healthy life expectancy and considered how to measure and calculate it. We prepared the data for calculating healthy life expectancy from various Bureau...
It is well known that the health of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is considerably poorer than that of their non-Indigenous counterparts. Strategies, policies, programs and funding over many years have been targeted toward improving the health of Indigenous Australians and closing the...
Social group memberships in retirement are associated with reduced risk of premature death: evidence from a longitudinal cohort study
This article examines the extent to which membership in social groups following retirement determines quality of life and mortality.
Among the divides between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people in Australia, the health and life expectancy gap and the stark difference in the rates of imprisonment are among the most well-known. It is estimated that, on average, an Indigenous male born...
The latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance. Summary The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework...
At a time of unpredictable challenges for health, whether from a changing climate, emerging infectious diseases, or the next microbe that develops drug resistance, one trend is certain: the ageing of populations is rapidly accelerating worldwide. For the first time in history, most people can...
The 65-years-and-over age group nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according to 2013 Census results. Overview The 65-years-and-over age group nearly doubled in number between 1981 and 2013 – from 309,795 to 607,032 people – according...
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.