A new report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics has found the life expectancy for First Nations people is lower in remote and very remote areas.

The report, released today, shows the overall life expectancy for our mob to be around 71.9 years for males and 75.6 years for females.

New South Wales recorded the highest life expectancy rates at around 73.8 years old for men and 77.9 years old for women.

Meanwhile First Nations people in the Northern Territory die more than eight years earlier than those in NSW.

First Nations men and women living in remote and very remote areas die on average 5.2 years earlier than their counterparts in the cities.

The report was compiled with data from between 2020 and 2022.