This electronic publication details preliminary summary data for reference year 2009 for deaths which were certified by a doctor.
This publication contains preliminary summary statistics for doctor certified deaths which accounted for 86.7% of all deaths in 2009. Detailed data for Chapters XVIII Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified and Chapter XX External causes of morbidity and mortality have been excluded from this issue, due to the majority of deaths in these chapters being certified by coroners. Counts of specific causes detailed in the publication and the accompanying spreadsheets are subject to change upon inclusion of deaths which were certified by a coroner. The extent of these amendments to the data is expected to be minimal with the exception of Chapter IX Diseases of the circulatory system.
Final results for 2009 will be available in Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 (cat.no. 3303.0) which is due for release in 2011. This publication will contain the full standard set of tables including details on all Chapters of underlying causes of death and multiple causes of death.