Australians are living longer than ever — whether you’re male or female, chances are you’ll be older than 80 before you die. Here are the life expectancies for men and women in every state in Australia — plus how many people died in 2013.
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) regularly calculates the life expectancy for Australians. Nationwide, women are expected to live to 84.3, while the life expectancy for men is 80.1 — the first time the male figure has crossed 80. (That’s been the case for women since 1990.) Here are the figures for 2013:
|State||Life expectancy — males||Life expectancy — females||Deaths, 2013|
|New South Wales||80.0||84.3||50396|
|Australian Capital Territory||85.1||85.0||1700|
The lesson here? Live longer by moving to Canberra.