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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006  
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The number of deaths registered in Tasmania in 2003 was 3,965, a decrease of 14 on the 2002 figure of 3,979. The crude death rate for Tasmania in 2003 was 8.3 deaths per 1,000 of mid-year population, a similar rate to the previous year (8.4 per 1,000). The infant mortality rate for Tasmania in 2003 was 7.0, an increase from the 2002 figure of 6.2.

MORTALITY(a), Selected Summary Measures, Tasmania

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

1997
3,809
8.0
8.3
6.5
1998
3,605
7.6
7.7
5.7
1999
3,783
8.0
7.8
7.6
2000
3,711
7.9
7.5
5.8
2001
3,876
8.2
7.6
6.2
2002
3,979
8.4
7.6
6.2
2003
3,965
8.3
7.5
7.0

(a) The number of deaths registered may differ from data based on year of occurrence.
(b) Number of deaths registered during the calendar year, per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June of that year.
(c) Allows a comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population (in this instance all persons in the 2001 Australian population). It is the overall death rate that would have prevailed in the standard population if it had experienced at each age the death rates of the population under study.
(d) The number of deaths of children under one year of age in a calendar year per 1,000 live births in the same calendar year.

Source: Demography, Tasmania (cat. no. 3311.6); Australian Demographic Statistics (cat. no. 3101.0); Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0).



This section contains the following subsection :
        Deaths in 2003
        Death rates
        Trends in infant mortality
        Infant deaths
        Causes of death

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