Statistics and Indicators

Life expectancy lived at full health

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    Percent of life expectancy lived at full health, ACT, 2003 to 2018

    Health-adjusted life expectancy reflects the length of time a person can expect to live in full health without the health consequences of disease and injury. ACT males born in 2018 could expect to live 71.9 years in good health, while ACT females born in 2018 can expect to live 74.2 years in good health.

    If we compare health-adjusted life expectancy to life expectancy (comparing the ratios over time) we can see that the percentage of life expectancy lived in full health appears to be decreasing over time from 92.1% for males and 92.3% for females in 2003 to 88.6% for males and 86.9% for females in 2018 however the percentage of life expectancy lived in full health remains high overall.

    To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

    Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2021. Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness
    and death in Australia 2018. Australian Burden of Disease Study series no. 23. Cat. no. BOD 29. Canberra: AIHW.