The Unlucky Country

Life expectancy and health in regional and remote Australia. Part 1: NSW
by Kate McBride

Life expectancy in Far West NSW is almost six years lower than in Sydney, with the divide getting worse.

Those in the Far West are twice as likely to die prematurely compared to those in Sydney, and ‘potentially avoidable’ deaths are two and a half times more likely.

Suicide is twice as likely for residents in the Far West, with rates trending up.

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