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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2008  
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The ABS publishes information on deaths and causes of death collected by state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. For Tasmania, these measures show that:

  • The number of deaths registered in 2005 was 3,867, a decrease of 25 on the 2004 figure of 3,892.
  • Over the time period 2001 to 2005, the crude death rate remained steady at around 8 per 1,000 population.
  • Over the same time period, the standardised death rate fell from 7.6 to 6.9 per 1,000 population.
  • In 2005 the infant mortality rate for Tasmania was 3.5, a decrease from the 2004 figure (3.6).

MORTALITY(a), Selected Summary Measures, Tasmania

Deaths
registered
Crude death
rate
Standardised
death rate
Infant mortality
rate
no.
rate(b)
rate(c)
rate(d)

2001
3,876
8.2
7.6
6.2
2002
3,979
8.4
7.6
6.2
2003
3,965
8.3
7.4
7.0
2004
3,892
8.1
7.1
3.6
2005
3,867
8.0
6.9
3.5

(a) The number of deaths registered may differ from data based on year of occurrence.
(b) Death per 1,000 population.
(c) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standard death rates use total death rates from the 2001 Australian census population.
(d) Per 1,000 live births.
Source: Deaths, Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 3302.0).



This section contains the following subsection :
        Deaths in 2005
        Death rates
        Trends in infant mortality
        Causes of death

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