Overseasborn Australians live longer

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A report has found that Australian residents born abroad are likely to live longer than those born here. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) compared the death rates of the country’s Australian-born residents to those born abroad in Europe and Asia, as well as other parts of the world. Asian-born Australian residents had the lowest death rate of the groups, with a 36 per cent lower rate than Australian-born residents.For Europeans, the death rate is 15 per cent in men and 24 per cent for women.Despite Australia’s relatively high life expectancy of 82 years, it found some demographical groups were dying earlier than others. Of those, Australia’s remote population have death rates 1.5 times higher than those in metropolitan areas – largely due to diabetes and transport accidents.The research found that Australian residents born in England and Ireland showed similar death (and life expectancy) results to Australian born residents, whilst women continue to live longer than men and the death rate among indigenous Australians is twice that of the non-indigenous population.Source: ABC Newslast_img