Stats show where you live could kill you

A MAN'S home is his castle, but if he lives in remote New South Wales it could also be his coffin.

New death-rate data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows where you live could be killing you.

NSW babies born in 2013 can expect to live for 80 years if they are male or 84.3 years if they are female.

However, the city-rural divide is a real thing.

Residents of major NSW cities lived on average until the ripe old age of 82.1 years last year, compared to just 75.5 years for those in very remote areas.

Inner-regional centres like Grafton, Lismore and Coffs Harbour had a life expectancy of 81.5 years.

A shelf-life of 81.2 years could be expected for residents of outer-regional areas like Brooms Head, Brushgrove and Copmanhurst near Grafton, or Mallanganee and Tabulam west of Casino.

Very remote areas like Bourke had a life expectancy of just 67.8 years - still better than Tasmania's most removed areas, where the average life span was just 52.2 years.

NORTHERN RIVERS DEATH RATES
(Deaths per 1000 people last year)
Greater Taree - 6.6
Lismore - 6.5
Bellingen - 6.3
Clarence Valley - 6.2
Richmond Valley - 6.2
Coffs Harbour - 6.1
Tweed - 6
Nambucca - 5.9
Byron - 5.8
Kyogle - 5.7
Ballina - 5.6
Port Macquarie-Hastings - 5.5

 

LOWEST DEATH RATES IN NSW
(Deaths per 1000 people last year)
Snowy River - 3.6
Manly - 3.8
North Sydney - 3.8
Woolahra - 3.8
Ku-ring-gai - 4
Coolamon - 4.1

 

HIGHEST DEATH RATES IN NSW
(Deaths per 1000 people last year)
Bourke - 10.9
Balranald - 9.1
Walgett - 8.7
Boorawa - 8.7
Bogan - 8.2
Lachlan - 8.1



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