Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate this page
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/11/2011   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Main Features >> Deaths and mortality rates


  • There were 143,500 deaths registered in Australia in 2010, approximately 2,700 (1.9%) more than the number registered in 2009 (140,800).
  • The standardised death rate (SDR) decreased to 5.7 deaths per 1,000 standard population in 2010, down from 5.8 in 2009.
  • Over the past 20 years, SDRs have decreased for all states and territories.
  • In 2010, the Northern Territory recorded the highest SDR (7.7 deaths per 1,000 standard population), and the Australian Capital Territory recorded the lowest (5.3 deaths per 1,000 standard population).
  • Over the past 20 years, death rates have declined for both males and females for all age groups. The largest proportional decreases in male age-specific death rates over this period occurred for ages 1-4 years (down 57%) and 20-24 years (down 55%). The largest proportional decrease (down 53%) was found in the female zero year old population, followed by females aged 1-4 years and 10-14 years (both down 50%).

Previous PageNext Page

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2016

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.