Life Expectancy in Australia Drops

Life expectancy in Australia has fallen by 0.1 years due to the Covid epidemic. COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in 2022, making it the first time in more than 50 years that an infectious disease has been in the top five leading causes of death in the country.

A male and female born in 2020–2022 can expect to live on average 81.2 years and 85.3 years respectively.