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Compare Australia and South Africa health profiles including life expectancy history, causes of death and population dynamics side by side. Health Data used is WHO 2014 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
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    LIFE EXPECTANCY HISTORY
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
           
    World Rank
           
    World Rank
      Male Female All M F All   Male Female All M F All
    1960
    67.8
    74.0
    70.8
    11
    8
    10
     
    47.4
    51.0
    49.2
    100
    96
    98
    1970
    67.8
    74.4
    71.0
    22
    18
    19
     
    50.4
    55.8
    53.0
    118
    101
    107
    1980
    70.9
    78.0
    74.3
    14
    9
    10
     
    53.9
    60.6
    57.2
    125
    112
    119
    1990
    74.0
    80.2
    77.0
    8
    8
    5
     
    57.9
    65.4
    61.6
    130
    118
    123
    2000
    76.6
    82.0
    79.2
    8
    7
    5
     
    53.5
    58.9
    56.1
    150
    145
    148
    2010
    79.6
    84.1
    81.9
    4
    7
    5
     
    55.5
    60.3
    58.0
    165
    154
    159
    2015
    80.9
    84.8
    82.8
    3
    7
    4
     
    59.3
    66.2
    62.9
    158
    145
    152
     
     
    LIFE EXPECTANCY BY AGE
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
          World Rank       World Rank
      Male Female M F   Male Female M F
    At Birth
    80.9
    84.8
    3
    7
     
    59.3
    66.2
    158
    145
    Age 5
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
     
    62.2
    68.7
    169
    154
    Age 10
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
     
    62.5
    69.0
    171
    154
    Age 15
    81.3
    85.1
    3
    7
     
    62.8
    69.2
    172
    155
    Age 20
    81.5
    85.2
    3
    7
     
    63.2
    69.5
    174
    158
    Age 25
    81.6
    85.3
    3
    7
     
    63.7
    69.9
    177
    162
    Age 30
    81.8
    85.4
    3
    7
     
    64.3
    70.6
    179
    162
    Age 35
    82.0
    85.5
    3
    7
     
    65.3
    71.7
    179
    156
    Age 40
    82.2
    85.6
    3
    7
     
    66.7
    73.2
    180
    152
    Age 45
    82.5
    85.8
    1
    7
     
    68.2
    74.6
    180
    146
    Age 50
    82.9
    86.1
    1
    7
     
    69.8
    75.9
    181
    143
    Age 55
    83.4
    86.4
    1
    7
     
    71.7
    77.2
    181
    134
    Age 60
    84.0
    86.8
    1
    7
     
    73.7
    78.6
    181
    122
    Age 65
    84.8
    87.4
    1
    7
     
    76.1
    80.2
    179
    117
    Age 70
    85.8
    88.1
    1
    7
     
    78.9
    82.2
    173
    111
    Age 75
    87.2
    89.1
    4
    10
     
    82.0
    84.5
    163
    103
    Age 80
    89.0
    90.4
    7
    14
     
    85.5
    87.2
    137
    96
    Age 85
    91.4
    92.2
    16
    21
     
    89.2
    90.4
    114
    90
    Age 90
    94.3
    94.9
    26
    35
     
    93.2
    94.0
    105
    83
    Age 95
    98.0
    98.2
    48
    52
     
    97.5
    98.0
    97
    68
    Age 100
    102.1
    102.2
    65
    67
     
    101.9
    102.3
    92
    56
     
     
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
    TOP 50 CAUSES OF DEATH Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    54.89
    147
     
    79.23
    103
    2. Stroke
    27.41
    162
     
    106.68
    69
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    25.91
    12
     
    7.67
    31
    4. Lung Cancers
    22.62
    46
     
    15.66
    68
    5. Prostate Cancer
    20.14
    60
     
    25.89
    36
    6. Breast Cancer
    18.33
    67
     
    14.25
    106
    7. Lung Disease
    14.93
    118
     
    27.00
    45
    8. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.45
    52
     
    7.58
    83
    9. Diabetes Mellitus
    11.05
    139
     
    91.67
    8
    10. Suicide
    10.65
    63
     
    3.00
    149
    11. Lymphomas
    6.96
    31
     
    4.00
    105
    12. Kidney Disease
    6.90
    136
     
    26.64
    11
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    6.77
    46
     
    4.34
    67
    14. Skin Cancers
    6.52
    2
     
    2.04
    50
    15. Endocrine Disorders
    6.07
    85
     
    25.32
    5
    16. Influenza and Pneumonia
    5.74
    167
     
    59.33
    61
    17. Road Traffic Accidents
    5.67
    152
     
    24.64
    37
    18. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    62
     
    3.59
    113
    19. Leukemia
    5.09
    29
     
    2.68
    123
    20. Falls
    5.02
    94
     
    1.44
    162
    21. Other Injuries
    5.01
    150
     
    29.66
    14
    22. Hypertension
    4.67
    160
     
    44.83
    5
    23. Liver Cancer
    4.35
    108
     
    4.23
    113
    24. Inflammatory/Heart
    4.00
    134
     
    24.78
    5
    25. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.85
    57
     
    8.67
    22
    26. Liver Disease
    3.68
    164
     
    11.27
    106
    27. Congenital Anomalies
    3.54
    148
     
    7.14
    111
    28. Stomach Cancer
    3.41
    133
     
    3.61
    129
    29. Parkinson's Disease
    3.36
    26
     
    2.26
    74
    30. Drug Use
    3.32
    28
     
    8.36
    2
    31. Bladder Cancer
    3.04
    57
     
    1.70
    99
    32. Other Neoplasms
    2.64
    85
     
    2.35
    104
    33. Oral Cancer
    2.46
    102
     
    2.90
    86
    34. Cervical Cancer
    1.99
    154
     
    14.92
    49
    35. Low Birth Weight
    1.92
    150
     
    11.39
    65
    36. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    93
     
    1.80
    94
    37. Alcohol
    1.43
    66
     
    2.33
    49
    38. Asthma
    1.18
    132
     
    10.71
    36
    39. Poisonings
    1.16
    93
     
    2.32
    60
    40. Violence
    1.15
    145
     
    28.97
    14
    41. Skin Disease
    1.13
    105
     
    4.28
    46
    42. Epilepsy
    1.10
    127
     
    8.74
    30
    43. Birth Trauma
    1.01
    133
     
    7.60
    67
    44. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    1.00
    136
     
    3.27
    96
    45. Drownings
    0.90
    152
     
    4.00
    81
    46. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    0.73
    157
     
    3.02
    78
    47. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    0.50
    93
     
    0.91
    63
    48. Multiple Sclerosis
    0.49
    36
     
    0.15
    121
    49. Fires
    0.48
    149
     
    8.92
    37
    50. Diarrhoeal diseases
    0.32
    158
     
    29.54
    46
     
     
    TOTAL DEATHS BY CAUSE
    PERCENT TOP 50 CAUSES
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Deaths %   Deaths %
    1. Coronary Heart Disease
    21,339
    18.06
     
    29,351
    5.25
    2. Stroke
    10,985
    9.30
     
    39,499
    7.06
    3. Alzheimers/Dementia
    10,752
    9.10
     
    2,664
    0.48
    4. Lung Cancers
    8,235
    6.97
     
    6,078
    1.09
    5. Lung Disease
    5,886
    4.98
     
    9,812
    1.75
    6. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    4,566
    3.87
     
    2,869
    0.51
    7. Diabetes Mellitus
    4,264
    3.61
     
    34,899
    6.24
    8. Prostate Cancer
    3,676
    3.11
     
    3,303
    0.59
    9. Breast Cancer
    3,267
    2.77
     
    3,293
    0.59
    10. Kidney Disease
    2,776
    2.35
     
    10,446
    1.87
    11. Suicide
    2,679
    2.27
     
    1,398
    0.25
    12. Lymphomas
    2,595
    2.20
     
    1,623
    0.29
    13. Pancreas Cancer
    2,470
    2.09
     
    1,646
    0.29
    14. Skin Cancers
    2,326
    1.97
     
    791
    0.14
    15. Influenza and Pneumonia
    2,213
    1.87
     
    25,559
    4.57
    16. Endocrine Disorders
    2,165
    1.83
     
    10,358
    1.85
    17. Falls
    1,969
    1.67
     
    549
    0.10
    18. Hypertension
    1,892
    1.60
     
    16,620
    2.97
    19. Leukemia
    1,878
    1.59
     
    1,103
    0.20
    20. Other Injuries
    1,730
    1.46
     
    13,726
    2.45
    21. Liver Cancer
    1,504
    1.27
     
    1,662
    0.30
    22. Road Traffic Accidents
    1,394
    1.18
     
    11,890
    2.12
    23. Parkinson's Disease
    1,391
    1.18
     
    801
    0.14
    24. Oesophagus Cancer
    1,380
    1.17
     
    3,349
    0.60
    25. Inflammatory/Heart
    1,359
    1.15
     
    9,576
    1.71
    26. Stomach Cancer
    1,222
    1.03
     
    1,392
    0.25
    27. Bladder Cancer
    1,199
    1.02
     
    625
    0.11
    28. Liver Disease
    1,105
    0.94
     
    4,629
    0.83
    29. Other Neoplasms
    1,006
    0.85
     
    953
    0.17
    30. Ovary Cancer
    937
    0.79
     
    828
    0.15
    31. Oral Cancer
    845
    0.72
     
    1,173
    0.21
    32. Drug Use
    816
    0.69
     
    3,736
    0.67
    33. Congenital Anomalies
    705
    0.60
     
    3,955
    0.71
    34. Skin Disease
    449
    0.38
     
    1,603
    0.29
    35. Alcohol
    405
    0.34
     
    991
    0.18
    36. Asthma
    397
    0.34
     
    4,062
    0.73
    37. Rheumatic Heart Disease
    379
    0.32
     
    1,311
    0.23
    38. Uterin Cancer
    357
    0.30
     
    408
    0.07
    39. Low Birth Weight
    331
    0.28
     
    7,039
    1.26
    40. Cervical Cancer
    329
    0.28
     
    3,478
    0.62
    41. Epilepsy
    305
    0.26
     
    3,830
    0.68
    42. Poisonings
    298
    0.25
     
    1,329
    0.24
    43. Violence
    278
    0.24
     
    14,788
    2.64
    44. Peptic Ulcer Disease
    277
    0.23
     
    1,139
    0.20
    45. Drownings
    216
    0.18
     
    2,016
    0.36
    46. Rheumatoid Arthritis
    197
    0.17
     
    351
    0.06
    47. Birth Trauma
    174
    0.15
     
    4,695
    0.84
    48. Multiple Sclerosis
    154
    0.13
     
    63
    0.01
    49. Fires
    126
    0.11
     
    3,832
    0.68
    50. Diarrhoeal diseases
    122
    0.10
     
    12,925
    2.31
     
     
    CANCER RANK BY TYPE
    AGE-STANDARDIZED DEATH RATE
    PER 100,000 POPULATION
    GOOD
     
     
     
    POOR
     
      Australia AUSTRALIA   South Africa SOUTH AFRICA
      Rate World Rank   Rate World Rank
    1. Lung Cancers
    22.62
    46
     
    15.66
    68
    2. Prostate Cancer
    20.14
    60
     
    25.89
    36
    3. Breast Cancer
    18.33
    67
     
    14.25
    106
    4. Colon-Rectum Cancers
    12.45
    52
     
    7.58
    83
    5. Lymphomas
    6.96
    31
     
    4.00
    105
    6. Pancreas Cancer
    6.77
    46
     
    4.34
    67
    7. Skin Cancers
    6.52
    2
     
    2.04
    50
    8. Ovary Cancer
    5.18
    62
     
    3.59
    113
    9. Leukemia
    5.09
    29
     
    2.68
    123
    10. Liver Cancer
    4.35
    108
     
    4.23
    113
    11. Oesophagus Cancer
    3.85
    57
     
    8.67
    22
    12. Stomach Cancer
    3.41
    133
     
    3.61
    129
    13. Bladder Cancer
    3.04
    57
     
    1.70
    99
    14. Oral Cancer
    2.46
    102
     
    2.90
    86
    15. Cervical Cancer
    1.99
    154
     
    14.92
    49
    16. Uterin Cancer
    1.85
    93
     
    1.80
    94
     
     
     
    Data rounded. Decimals affect ranking.
    World Rankings Calculations Are Age Adjusted Death Rates Per 100,000 Population.
    Data Source: Published By WHO 2014
    WHO Excludes Cause of Death Data For the following countries: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Cook Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.