This publication presents the Australian Life Tables 1995-97, which are based on the mortality of Australians over the three year period centred on the 1996 Census.
This publication discusses the major features of the 1995-97 Life Tables, with particular reference to the previous Australian Life Tables. The 1990-92 Life Tables were focussed on changes in mortality rates over the preceding century. In this report, the issue of mortality improvement is examined both in the context of the improvements observed in the past and the implications of different mortality improvement scenarios for future life expectancy. This discussion is followed by the Tables themselves, together with some technical notes on their construction. The appendices include supporting information referred to in the text.