Australians born between 2013 and 2015 can expect to live 82.4 years, up from 82.1 years for those born in previous two years

Australians born between 2013 and 2015 can expect to live 82.4 years, up from 82.1 years for those born in the two years previously, data published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Thursday shows.

But there are communities throughout Australia where life expectancy is failing to keep up with national trends, with people in the Northern Territory predicted to live five fewer years, with an average life expectancy of 77.7 years. Those living in northern Sydney can expect to live the longest – 85.5 years. This is closely followed by eastern Melbourne, where life expectancy sits at 84.3 years.

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