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While all Australians are living longer than ever, new data reveals there is a big disparity between those in regional areas and cities.

New data from the Australia Bureau of Statistics found those living in capital cities had better life expectancies than their regional counterparts in every single state and territory. 

Those with the longest life expectancy in Australia live in Sydney's northern suburbs of North Sydney and Hornsby - with men having an average life expectancy of 85.4  and women 87.8 years. 

Meanwhile, men and women in the Northern Territory's Outback region have the lowest life expectancy of 72.2 for men and 76.6 for women - which is 11 years less than those in Sydney's north. 

Sydneysiders enjoy warm weather at Balmoral Beach in Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. North Sydney and Hornsby have the longest life expectancy at birth for both males and females in the country, according to new ABS data released on Wednesday

Sydneysiders enjoy warm weather at Balmoral Beach in Mosman on Sydney's Lower North Shore. North Sydney and Hornsby have the longest life expectancy at birth for both males and females in the country, according to new ABS data released on Wednesday

AVERAGE MALE LIFE EXPECTANCY BY STATE
Victoria: 81.8 years old ACT: 81.6 years old WA: 80.9 years old NSW: 80.7 years old SA: 80.4 years old Queensland: 80.3 years old Tasmania: 79.5 years old NT: 75.5 years old

 

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In NSW, North Sydney and Hornsby had the longest overall life expectancy (86.6 years), Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury was second (86.1 years) and Ryde was third (86 years). 

The area with the longest life expectancy in Victoria was Melbourne's inner east, which had an average lifespan of 86.2 years. 

Brisbane's West had the longest life expectancy in Queensland, with people living to 85.6 years old on average. 

Meanwhile in Western Australia, inner Perth had the longest life expectancy, with 85.1 years old being the average. 

Australians in Adelaide's central and hills district live an average of 84.1 years, making it the area with the longest life expectancy in South Australia. 

In the ACT, people live to an average of 83.5 years old. There is only one statistical area so no internal comparisons can be made. 

In Tasmania, those in Hobart live the longest - 82 years - while in the NT, citizens of Darwin live slightly longer to 82.2.     

Women enjoy floral displays at the Floriade festival in Canberra last year. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the longest female life expectancy in Australia at 85.6 years old

Women enjoy floral displays at the Floriade festival in Canberra last year. The Australian Capital Territory recorded the longest female life expectancy in Australia at 85.6 years old

Melbourne men enjoy a drink at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda after lockdown ended. Among the states and territories, Victoria recorded the longest male life expectancy at 81.8 years

Melbourne men enjoy a drink at The Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda after lockdown ended. Among the states and territories, Victoria recorded the longest male life expectancy at 81.8 years

AVERAGE FEMALE LIFE EXPECTANCY BY STATE
ACT: 85.6 years old Victoria: 85.5 years

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