Summary of Findings
Causes of Death, Australia, 3303.0 focuses on the causes of the 158,504 deaths registered in 2016. This issue provides several articles on particular causes or topics (detailed below), as well as comprehensive data cubes covering all causes by key demographics
Leading causes of death
This article provides analysis on Australia's leading causes of death, including changes over time and differences for males and females. Information is also provided on the leading causes of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It also provides information on dementia and bowel cancer deaths.
Drug Induced Deaths in Australia, 2016
This article explores the characteristics of drug induced deaths in Australia in 2016. It includes information on deaths associated with prescription medications and illicit substances, demographic issues, drug groupings and international comparability in relation to drug induced deaths.
Understanding diabetes mortality in Australia
Diabetes is Australia's seventh leading cause of death, accounting for 3% of all deaths in 2016. However, diabetes was mentioned as a contributory factor in 10.4% of all deaths. This article provides information on deaths with diabetes as an underlying cause as well as deaths which might be considered diabetes related. It also provides information on diabetes deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Islander peoples.
Suicide deaths in Australia
Two articles are provided covering key characteristics of deaths due to intentional self-harm (including age and sex) and suicide deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Cancer deaths in younger Australians - changes over 20 years (release date 8 February, 2017)
This article provides details on cancer deaths in younger Australians (defined as those aged under 40 years), with consideration to how cancer mortality has changed in this demographic over the last 20 years.