Life expectancy is a widely used summary measure of population health. Although Australia’s national life expectancy is high compared with that of other countries, there are significant disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
You can also find regional statistics in the Regional overview dashboard; search for your community and select the relevant topic.
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a number of direct and indirect health effects in Australia. For more information on the impacts of COVID-19, and as a result the data presented throughout this topic, please refer to Causes of death, Australia (ABS 2022a).
Life expectancy at birth for Indigenous males in 2015–2017
Life expectancy at birth for Indigenous females in 2015–2017
Median age at death for Indigenous Australians in 2020
of deaths among Indigenous Australians aged 0–74 were potentially avoidable in 2015–2019
Death rate for Indigenous Australians in Remote and Very remote areas in 2020 (age-standardised)