Average Australian Woman Will Live to 90: New Research

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‘New Research: Average Aussie Woman Will Reach 90 Years,’ Ministerial Release, July 24, 2008.

At last week’s Ageing Population Summit 2008, Minister for Ageing Justine Elliot released new research that indicates by 2060 Australian women will live to 90, and by mid-century most Australians will on average reach their mid-to-late 80s. She further revealed by 2045 – 50, Australian men and women will live five years longer than they currently do; the life expectancy for women rising from 83.7 to 88 years, that of men jumping from 79 to 84.1. Today, Australia has the second longest life expectancy in the world – 81.4 years – after Japan.