IN THIS ISSUE
The 2017 release of Causes of Death, Australia includes several short articles on key topics, including leading causes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths, influenza deaths, deaths due to harmful alcohol consumption and intentional self-harm. Additional articles may be added to this release on an ongoing basis.
This issue contains revisions to the previously published Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for 2012-2016 due to final re-basing of Australia's Population Estimates using the 2016 Census. Death rates for 2012-2016 presented in this publication and associated data cubes have been recalculated using final re-based 2016-census-based population estimates. As a result, these rates may differ from those previously published. However, death rates calculated by Indigenous status have been calculated using 2011-Census-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population estimates and projections. See Explanatory Note 69 for further details. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population estimates and projections based on the 2016 Census will be released in Estimates and Projections, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (cat. no. 3238.0) in 2019.
The ABS would like to acknowledge and thank the following parties for their contribution to, and ongoing improvement of, Australia's mortality data system: the registries of births, deaths and marriages; the Victorian Department of Justice that manages the National Coronial Information System; and state and territory agencies who manage Australia's coroners' courts.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
It should be noted that a national causes of death unit record file can be obtained through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (data available on application for legitimate research purposes only).