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Topics @ a Glance - Mortality
Statistical Releases


Statistical information on mortality is included in many publications available from the ABS. Major publications and products that present mortality data are listed below.

Most recently published

Major annual publications include:
3302.0 Deaths, Australia, 2008
3303.0.55.001 Causes of Death, Australia: Doctor Certified Deaths, Summary Tables, 2008
3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia, 2008
3304.0 Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2008

Releases relating to specific causes of death

Suicide/intentional self harm:
3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia, 2008, Suicides chapter
3309.0 Suicides, Australia, 2005 [ceased]
3309.0.55.001 Suicides: Recent Trends, Australia, 1993 to 2003

Deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians:
3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia, 2008, Deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians chapter
4704.0 The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, 2010
4700.0 ABS Directions in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, Jun 2007
4715.0 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, 2004-05
For more information see the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Topics @ a Glance pages.

3321.0.55.001 Drug Induced Deaths, Australia, 1991-2001

For more related publications visit Statistics by Topic: Health

Information papers

1205.0.55.001 Information Paper: Cause of Death Certification Australia, 2008
3317.0.55.002 Information Paper: ABS Causes of Death Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2006
3317.0.55.001 Information Paper: External Causes of Death, Data Quality, 2005
4809.0.55.001 Information Paper: Drug-induced Deaths - A Guide to ABS Causes of Death Data, 2002
3319.0.55.001 Multiple Cause of Death Analysis, 1997-2001
4808.0 Illicit Drug Use, Sources of Australian Data, 2001

Related information

3101.0 Australian Demographic Statistics
3301.0 Births, Australia
3222.0 Population Projections, Australia, 2006 to 2101
3302.0.55.001 Life Tables, Australia
3302.1.55.001 Life Tables, New South Wales
3302.2.55.001 Life Tables, Victoria
3302.3.55.001 Life Tables, Queensland
3302.4.55.001 Life Tables, South Australia
3302.5.55.001 Life Tables, Western Australia
3302.6.55.001 Life Tables, Tasmania
3302.7.55.001 Life Tables, Northern Territory
3302.8.55.001 Life Tables, Australian Capital Territory
1367.2 State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Mar 2010, Causes of Death, Victoria, 2008

State and Territory Health data is available by following the links from the Themes - Regional @ a Glance page.

For more information see Directory of Statistical Sources by Topic: Health


Deaths, Australia

2008 Death rates steady
2007 Australians are living longer
2006 Mortality statistics for 2006

Causes of Death, Australia

2008 Less heart disease, more dementia
2007 Deaths from dementia and Alzheimer's more than double in a decade
2006 Nearly two thirds of Australians die from heart disease or cancer

For more media releases visit Media Releases by Topic: Health


Cause of death information features in current and previous versions of the Year Book (cat. no. 1301.0) and Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0) in the health chapter.

From Australian Social Trends (cat. no. 4102.0)

Summary health statistics are available for each publication. Some relevant articles include:

2010 Men's Health
2010 Health and socioeconomic disadvantage
2009 International comparisons
2009 Smoking, risky drinking and obesity
2009 Health Literacy
2008 Risk taking by young people
2007 Diabetes mellitus
2007 Selected chronic conditions among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
2006 Chronic conditions and disability
2006 Mortality trends of people aged 50 years and over
2005 Children's accidents and injuries
2005 Colorectal Cancer
2004 Cancer Trends
2003 Injuries
2002 Cardiovascular Disease: 20th century trends
2002 Infant mortality
2002 Mortality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
2001 Drug-related Deaths
2001 Mortality in the 20th century
2000 Accidental Drowning
2000 Suicide

From Year Book, Australia (cat. no. 1301.0)

2008 Overweight and obesity in adults
2008 Diabetes mellitus
2007 Mortality Trends of People Aged 50 Years and Over
2006 Children's Injuries
2005 Cancer Trends
2005 Living with Asthma
2004 Injuries
2004 Health Risk Factors Among Adults
2002 Drug Related Deaths
2001 Child Health Since Federation
2000 Suicide
2000 Detection of Skin, Breast and Cervical Cancers

For more information see the Health Theme Page, Statistics by Topic: Health and Directory of Statistical Sources by Topic: Health.

Commonwealth of Australia 2008

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