Sydney might be Australia’s expensive property market but people there also live longer, provided they live north of the harbour.
Residents of the North Shore and the Northern Beaches live to 85.5 years on average, which is longer than the national average live expectancy of 82.25 years.
However, people who live in the Northern Territory are more likely to die younger, having Australia’s lowest life expectancy of 77.7 years.
Manly is part of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, which has Australia’s longest life expectancy of 85.5 years
Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory, which has Australia’s lowest life expectancy of 77.7 years when poverty in remote indigenous communities is factored in
The lower life expectancy in the Top End and Central Australia is affected by health problems endured by indigenous people in remote communities and a higher rate of preventable deaths.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released a report into life expectancy and avoidable deaths, with some surprising results based on data from 2013 to 2015.
Sydney’s eastern suburbs has a life expectancy of 83.8 years, which is equal to Perth’s northern suburbs.
This ritzy area of Sydney, which boasts Australia’s highest real estate prices, has a higher life expectancy than Melbourne’s middle class eastern suburbs, which has a life expectancy of 84.3 years.
People living in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and Northern Beaches are likely to live longer
They live slightly longer than Canberrans, residents of western Sydney and Melbourne’s northwest, who all have an average life expectancy of 83.2 years.
People living in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Perth’s southern suburbs, south-west Sydney, Adelaide and the New South Wales Blue Mountains also have an average life expectancy below the national metropolitan average of 83.3 years.
Country residents have the lowest average lift expectancy of 81.2 years, with people more likely to die at a younger age if they lived in a regional part of the Northern Territory, western Queensland and the far west of NSW.
People living in regional areas of Australia have a lower average life expectancy of 81.2 years