3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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INFANT MORTALITY RATE

Infant mortality rates, calculated as the number of infant deaths per 1,000 live births registered during a specific period are presented in table 3.7. For the selected states and territories, rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are around twice the rates for all Australians.

3.7 Infant mortality rates(a), Indigenous status - 2004-2006 to 2007-2009

NSW
Qld
SA
WA
NT
Total(b)

Indigenous(c)

Males
2004-2006
7.9
14.5
8.2
13.0
21.0
12.7
2005-2007
10.0
11.0
10.2
10.6
19.1
11.7
2006-2008
8.3
8.4
6.8
11.5
15.1
9.6
2007-2009
7.4
8.5
6.5
10.3
13.4
8.9
Females
2004-2006
7.0
7.6
4.9
10.7
12.1
8.4
2005-2007
7.7
7.2
7.4
9.8
12.1
8.4
2006-2008
7.1
7.4
5.9
8.8
11.9
8.1
2007-2009
6.1
6.6
7.0
5.1
10.9
6.7
Persons
2004-2006
7.5
11.1
6.7
11.9
16.7
10.6
2005-2007
8.9
9.1
8.9
10.2
15.7
10.1
2006-2008
7.7
7.9
6.4
10.1
13.6
8.9
2007-2009
6.8
7.6
6.7
7.7
12.2
7.8

Non-Indigenous(c)

Males
2004-2006
5.2
5.3
3.7
3.9
3.7
4.9
2005-2007
5.0
5.2
4.2
3.1
3.6
4.7
2006-2008
4.9
5.3
3.5
2.9
4.4
4.6
2007-2009
4.6
5.2
4.0
2.7
4.8
4.4
Females
2004-2006
4.0
4.0
3.6
3.9
5.7
4.0
2005-2007
3.9
4.3
3.8
3.8
4.9
4.0
2006-2008
3.7
4.1
3.2
3.2
3.3
3.7
2007-2009
3.7
4.2
3.1
2.7
2.9
3.6
Persons
2004-2006
4.6
4.7
3.6
3.9
4.7
4.4
2005-2007
4.5
4.8
4.0
3.4
4.2
4.4
2006-2008
4.3
4.7
3.4
3.0
3.8
4.1
2007-2009
4.1
4.7
3.5
2.7
3.9
4.0

Total(d)

Males
2004-2006
5.4
6.1
4.0
4.6
11.0
5.4
2005-2007
5.2
5.7
4.6
3.7
10.1
5.2
2006-2008
5.1
5.7
3.7
3.5
8.8
5.0
2007-2009
4.7
5.6
4.1
3.3
8.3
4.8
Females
2004-2006
4.2
4.3
3.7
4.4
8.4
4.3
2005-2007
4.1
4.5
3.9
4.2
7.8
4.3
2006-2008
3.9
4.4
3.4
3.6
6.7
4.0
2007-2009
3.8
4.5
3.3
2.8
6.0
3.9
Persons
2004-2006
4.8
5.2
3.8
4.5
9.7
4.9
2005-2007
4.7
5.1
4.3
3.9
9.0
4.8
2006-2008
4.5
5.1
3.5
3.5
7.8
4.5
2007-2009
4.3
5.1
3.7
3.0
7.2
4.3

(a) Infant deaths per 1,000 live births. The volatility in infant mortality rates is partially due to the relatively small number of infant deaths registered.
(b) Data are for NSW, Qld, SA, WA, and NT combined, based on state or territory of usual residence. Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are excluded due to small numbers of registered Indigenous deaths.
(c) Deaths where Indigenous status was not stated are excluded. As a result, infant mortality rates may be underestimated.
(d) Includes not stated Indigenous status.






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