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3414.0 - Guide to Migrant Statistical Sources, 2011 (Edition 2)  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/03/2011   
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AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (AIHW)

NAME OF COLLECTION

National Mortality Database


OVERVIEW

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Mortality Database contains cause of death information for all deaths registered in Australia since 1964. The information comes from the Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The data are collated and coded (to an international standard for cause of death) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The AIHW use these data in various reporting activities to monitor the health of Australians and to inform policy and planning. Summaries of causes of death, including trends and deaths among different population groups, can be derived from this long term dataset.


SCOPE

All deaths registered each year in Australia since 1964.


DATA DETAIL

    • Country of birth
    • Years resident in Australia
    • Date of death
    • Age at death
    • Underlying cause of death
    • Sex
    • Marital status
    • State/territory of usual residence
    • Indigenous status


GEOGRAPHIC DETAIL

The scope, geographic coverage, classifications and concepts in the AIHW National Mortality Database are as per the Causes of Death entry in the Directory of Statistical Sources and Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).


AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND PUBLICATIONS

Summaries of mortality among migrants to Australia can be found in Australia’s health (See Chapter 5, Table 5.12 http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/aus/ah10/11374-c05.pdf for the 2010 edition)

Numerous other analyses of cause of death using data in the AIHW National Mortality Database are published by the AIHW. All publications are available from the AIHW website.

Aggregate data from the AIHW National Mortality Database may be available upon request.


CONTACT DETAILS

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website can be found at www.aihw.gov.au.

Head, Population Health Unit
Health Group
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
GPO Box 570
Canberra
ACT 2601
Ph: (+61 2) 6244 1251
Fax: (+61 2) 6244 1299
Email: mark.cooper-stanbury@aihw.gov.au



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