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3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/11/2010   
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AGE AT DEATH

Care should be exercised when analysing deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by age as differences in identification by age may lead to biased results.

3.3 Age at death, Indigenous status - 2009

0
1-14
15-24
25-34
35-44
45-54
55-64
65 years and over
Total(a)
State or territory
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Males

Indigenous
New South Wales
10
7
14
21
34
61
63
112
322
Queensland
33
7
13
23
54
46
52
104
332
South Australia
np
np
np
np
13
14
20
11
76
Western Australia
np
np
22
21
37
41
35
67
239
Northern Territory
9
np
np
np
42
52
34
49
237
Total(b)
64
30
72
99
180
214
204
343
1 206
Non-Indigenous
New South Wales
204
67
251
393
633
1 321
2 558
18 023
23 458
Queensland
173
59
154
272
391
789
1 573
9 806
13 217
South Australia
np
np
np
np
157
333
661
4 719
6 085
Western Australia
np
np
93
120
201
406
729
4 645
6 264
Northern Territory
4
np
np
np
22
45
65
194
353
Total(b)
465
171
572
890
1 404
2 894
5 586
37 387
49 377
Total(c)
New South Wales
218
76
266
414
675
1 402
2 655
18 282
23 996
Queensland
215
70
175
306
469
869
1 690
10 162
13 956
South Australia
39
19
72
108
176
350
683
4 751
6 198
Western Australia
60
29
127
152
250
460
773
4 727
6 578
Northern Territory
13
13
26
35
65
98
99
244
593
Total(b)
545
207
666
1 015
1 635
3 179
5 900
38 166
51 321

Females

Indigenous
New South Wales
6
5
4
8
22
34
51
139
269
Queensland
13
11
10
6
30
41
51
138
300
South Australia
np
np
np
np
12
22
11
25
84
Western Australia
np
np
10
9
27
36
34
83
205
Northern Territory
9
np
np
np
35
36
25
74
194
Total(b)
33
26
32
35
126
169
172
459
1 052
Non-Indigenous
New South Wales
158
58
82
163
315
847
1 531
19 398
22 552
Queensland
122
51
75
90
207
461
920
9 768
11 694
South Australia
np
np
np
np
91
243
417
5 312
6 166
Western Australia
np
np
29
55
106
257
405
4 847
5 754
Northern Territory
5
np
np
np
10
17
21
107
165
Total(b)
352
139
214
345
729
1 825
3 294
39 432
46 331
Total(c)
New South Wales
169
63
87
172
343
891
1 591
19 662
22 978
Queensland
141
64
90
98
244
518
998
10 207
12 360
South Australia
34
14
31
39
103
267
433
5 348
6 270
Western Australia
39
22
39
67
135
300
445
4 941
5 988
Northern Territory
14
4
6
10
45
53
46
182
360
Total(b)
397
167
253
386
870
2 029
3 513
40 340
47 956

Persons

Indigenous
New South Wales
16
12
18
29
56
95
114
251
591
Queensland
46
18
23
29
84
87
103
242
632
South Australia
5
4
13
10
25
36
31
36
160
Western Australia
12
10
32
30
64
77
69
150
444
Northern Territory
18
12
18
36
77
88
59
123
431
Total(b)
97
56
104
134
306
383
376
802
2 258
Non-Indigenous
New South Wales
362
125
333
556
948
2 168
4 089
37 421
46 010
Queensland
295
110
229
362
598
1 250
2 493
19 574
24 911
South Australia
67
29
88
133
248
576
1 078
10 031
12 251
Western Australia
84
41
122
175
307
663
1 134
9 492
12 018
Northern Territory
9
5
14
9
32
62
86
301
518
Total(b)
817
310
786
1 235
2 133
4 719
8 880
76 819
95 708
Total(c)
New South Wales
387
139
353
586
1 018
2 293
4 246
37 944
46 974
Queensland
356
134
265
404
713
1 387
2 688
20 369
26 316
South Australia
73
33
103
147
279
617
1 116
10 099
12 468
Western Australia
99
51
166
219
385
760
1 218
9 668
12 566
Northern Territory
27
17
32
45
110
151
145
426
953
Total(b)
942
374
919
1 401
2 505
5 208
9 413
78 506
99 277

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Includes deaths for which age was not stated.
(b) Data are for NSW, Qld, SA, WA and NT combined, based on state or territory of usual residence. Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT are excluded due to small numbers of registered Indigenous deaths.
(c) Includes deaths for which Indigenous status was not stated.


Differences between the age structures of deaths of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and non-Indigenous populations for the period 2007-2009 are illustrated in graph 3.4. Whereas deaths of non-Indigenous persons are concentrated in the older age groups, deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are more widely spread across all age groups.

Care should be exercised when analysing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian and non-Indigenous age at death, as the data may be influenced by differences in identification by age, as well as different age structures of the two populations.

3.4 Proportion of deaths(a)(b), Indigenous status(c), age group(d) and sex - 2007-2009
Diagram: 3.4 Proportion of deaths(a)(b), Indigenous status(c), age group(d) and sex–2007–2009






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