Facebook Twitter 新浪微博 google plus Instagram YouTube Friday 13 November 2015
English>>People's Daily Online Exclusives

Australian life expectancy and deaths hit historic highs

By Jin Liao (People's Daily Online)    14:00, November 13, 2015

SYDNEY, Nov, 13 (People's Daily Online) According to Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the life expectancy and death numbers in Australia hit historic highs in 2014. It is reported that both males and females born today are expected to live more than 80 years old.

The statistics show that Australian male life expectancy at birth rose to 80.3 years in 2014 from 80.1 in 2013 and female life expectancy also increased to 84.4 years from 84.3.

“Australia has a higher life expectancy, at both the male and female level, than many similar countries to ours, such as New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America,” said Beidar Cho from the ABS.

“There are only six other countries worldwide where both men and women have a life expectancy over 80 years,” said Beidar Cho. “These countries are Japan, Italy, Switzerland, Iceland, Israel and Sweden.”

Among all the states and territories in Australia, Capital Territory (ACT) had the highest life expectancy, while Northern Territory (NT) had the lowest. Male life expectancy in ACT state was 81.4 and the female was 85.2, whereas the life expectancy for male and female in NT was 75.4 and 78.9 respectively.

Meanwhile, the national number of registered deaths rose 4.0 per cent to 153,580 in 2014 from 147,678 in 2013, which is indicative of Australia's growing and ageing population. 

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Bianji,Liang Jun)

Add your comment

Related reading

We Recommend

Most Viewed


Key Words