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SUMMARY TABLES

2.18 Deaths, Australia - Selected years

1990
2000
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

DEATHS

Total deaths no.
120 062
128 291
130 714
133 739
137 854
143 946
140 760
143 473
Males no.
64 660
66 817
67 241
68 556
70 569
73 548
72 320
73 484
Females no.
55 402
61 474
63 473
65 183
67 285
70 398
68 440
69 989
Sex ratio ratio
116.7
108.7
105.9
105.2
104.9
104.5
105.7
105.0
Standardised death rate(a)
Males rate
10.9
8.5
7.4
7.3
7.2
7.3
6.9
6.8
Females rate
6.8
5.5
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
4.7
4.7
Persons rate
8.6
6.8
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.1
5.8
5.7
Crude death rate(b)
Males rate
7.6
7.0
6.6
6.7
6.7
6.9
6.6
6.6
Females rate
6.5
6.4
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.5
6.2
6.3
Persons rate
7.0
6.7
6.4
6.5
6.5
6.7
6.4
6.4
Median age at death
Males years
71.9
75.3
76.8
77.3
77.5
77.9
77.8
78.1
Females years
78.7
81.7
82.9
83.3
83.5
83.9
83.9
84.2
Persons years
75.1
78.2
79.8
80.3
80.5
80.9
80.8
81.2

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT EXACT AGE(c)

Males
0 years
73.9
76.6
78.5
78.7
79.0
79.2
79.3
79.5
1 years
73.6
76.0
77.9
78.1
78.4
78.6
78.7
78.9
25 years
50.5
52.8
54.5
54.7
55.0
55.1
55.2
55.4
45 years
31.8
34.1
35.6
35.7
36.0
36.1
36.3
36.3
65 years
15.2
16.8
18.1
18.3
18.5
18.6
18.7
18.9
85 years
5.1
5.5
5.9
5.9
6.0
5.9
6.0
6.0
Females
0 years
80.1
82.0
83.3
83.5
83.7
83.7
83.9
84.0
1 years
79.7
81.4
82.7
82.9
83.1
83.1
83.2
83.3
25 years
56.1
57.8
59.0
59.2
59.4
59.4
59.5
59.6
45 years
36.8
38.5
39.6
39.7
39.9
39.9
40.1
40.1
65 years
19.1
20.4
21.4
21.5
21.6
21.6
21.8
21.8
85 years
6.2
6.6
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.0
7.1
7.1

INFANT DEATHS

Total infant deaths no.
2 145
1 290
1 302
1 262
1 203
1 226
1 261
1 229
Males no.
1 224
725
714
727
655
702
728
738
Females no.
921
565
588
535
548
524
533
491
Infant mortality rate(d)
Males rate
9.1
5.7
5.4
5.3
4.5
4.6
4.8
4.8
Females rate
7.2
4.7
4.7
4.1
3.9
3.6
3.7
3.4
Persons rate
8.2
5.2
5.0
4.7
4.2
4.1
4.3
4.1

(a) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use total persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001 as the standard population.
(b) Deaths per 1,000 population.
(c) Prior to 1995 life expectancy was based on annual life tables calculated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. For 1995 onwards, life expectancy has been calculated using data for the three years ending in the year in the table heading.
(d) Infant deaths per 1,000 live births.

2.19 Deaths, States and territories - 2010

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

DEATHS

Total deaths no.
47 945
35 623
27 289
12 957
12 720
4 269
981
1 679
143 473
Males no.
24 352
17 935
14 356
6 400
6 794
2 132
624
884
73 484
Females no.
23 593
17 688
12 933
6 557
5 926
2 137
357
795
69 989
Sex ratio ratio
103.2
101.4
111.0
97.6
114.6
99.8
174.8
111.2
105.0
Standardised death rate(b)
Males rate
6.7
6.6
7.0
7.0
6.7
7.9
9.1
6.5
6.8
Females rate
4.6
4.6
4.8
4.9
4.5
5.7
6.2
4.3
4.7
Persons rate
5.6
5.5
5.8
5.9
5.5
6.7
7.7
5.3
5.7
Crude death rate(c)
Males rate
6.8
6.5
6.4
7.9
5.8
8.5
5.2
5.0
6.6
Females rate
6.5
6.3
5.7
7.9
5.2
8.3
3.2
4.4
6.3
Persons rate
6.6
6.4
6.1
7.9
5.6
8.4
4.3
4.7
6.4
Median age at death
Male years
78.4
79.1
76.7
79.4
76.9
77.7
60.1
77.4
78.1
Female years
84.2
84.8
83.4
84.8
83.7
83.7
64.3
84.2
84.2
Persons years
81.4
82.0
80.1
82.3
80.2
80.7
61.4
81.1
81.2

LIFE EXPECTANCY AT EXACT AGE

Male
0 years
79.6
80.0
79.4
79.4
79.7
78.0
74.0
80.5
79.5
1 years
79.0
79.3
78.8
78.7
79.0
77.5
73.5
79.9
78.9
25 years
55.4
55.7
55.3
55.2
55.5
54.1
50.6
56.3
55.4
45 years
36.3
36.7
36.4
36.3
36.6
35.3
32.7
37.2
36.3
65 years
18.9
19.0
18.8
18.8
19.1
18.0
16.7
19.3
18.9
85 years
6.0
6.1
6.1
6.0
6.2
5.6
5.3
6.0
6.0
Female
0 years
84.1
84.3
83.9
83.8
84.3
82.3
79.2
84.7
84.0
1 years
83.4
83.5
83.3
83.1
83.5
81.6
78.7
83.9
83.3
25 years
59.7
59.8
59.6
59.3
59.9
57.9
55.4
60.1
59.6
45 years
40.2
40.3
40.1
40.0
40.5
38.6
36.6
40.6
40.1
65 years
21.9
21.9
21.8
21.8
22.1
20.6
19.6
22.1
21.8
85 years
7.2
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.2
6.6
6.1
7.2
7.1

INFANT DEATHS

Total infant deaths no.
390
230
347
76
113
26
28
19
1 229
Males no.
231
133
209
49
72
15
16
13
738
Females no.
159
97
138
27
41
11
12
6
491
Infant mortality rate(d)
Males rate
4.7
3.7
6.3
4.7
4.5
4.5
7.9
4.9
4.8
Females rate
3.4
2.8
4.4
2.8
2.7
3.6
6.4
2.4
3.4
Persons rate
4.1
3.3
5.4
3.8
3.6
4.1
7.2
3.7
4.1

(a) Includes Other Territories.
(b) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use total persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001 as the standard population.
(c) Deaths per 1,000 population.
(d) Infant deaths per 1,000 live births.



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