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3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Summary of Findings >> Summary tables of deaths and mortality rates

SUMMARY TABLES

2.16 Deaths, Australia - Selected years

1989
1999
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

DEATHS

Total deaths no.
124 232
128 102
132 508
130 714
133 739
137 854
143 946
140 760
Males no.
66 926
67 227
68 395
67 241
68 556
70 569
73 548
72 320
Females no.
57 306
60 875
64 113
63 473
65 183
67 285
70 398
68 440
Sex ratio ratio
116.8
110.4
106.7
105.9
105.2
104.9
104.5
105.7
Standardised death rate(a)
Males rate
11.7
8.9
7.8
7.4
7.3
7.2
7.3
6.9
Females rate
7.2
5.7
5.2
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.0
4.7
Persons rate
9.1
7.1
6.3
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.1
5.7
Crude death rate(b)
Males rate
8.0
7.2
6.8
6.6
6.7
6.7
6.9
6.6
Females rate
6.8
6.4
6.3
6.2
6.3
6.3
6.5
6.2
Persons rate
7.4
6.8
6.6
6.4
6.5
6.5
6.7
6.4
Median age at death
Males years
72.2
74.8
76.6
76.8
77.3
77.5
77.9
77.8
Females years
78.7
81.4
82.6
82.9
83.3
83.5
83.9
83.9
Persons years
75.1
77.8
79.5
79.8
80.3
80.5
80.9
80.8
Life expectancy at exact age(c)
Males
0 years
73.3
76.2
78.1
78.5
78.7
79.0
79.2
79.3
1 years
73.0
75.7
77.5
77.9
78.1
78.4
78.6
78.7
25 years
49.9
52.5
54.1
54.5
54.7
55.0
55.1
55.2
45 years
31.2
33.8
35.2
35.6
35.7
36.0
36.1
36.3
65 years
14.7
16.6
17.8
18.1
18.3
18.5
18.6
18.7
85 years
4.9
5.5
5.7
5.9
5.9
6.0
5.9
6.0
Females
0 years
79.6
81.8
83.0
83.3
83.5
83.7
83.7
83.9
1 years
79.2
81.2
82.4
82.7
82.9
83.1
83.1
83.2
25 years
55.7
57.6
58.7
59.0
59.2
59.4
59.4
59.5
45 years
36.3
38.2
39.3
39.6
39.7
39.9
39.9
40.1
65 years
18.7
20.2
21.1
21.4
21.5
21.6
21.6
21.8
85 years
6.2
6.6
6.9
7.1
7.1
7.1
7.0
7.1

INFANT DEATHS

Total infant deaths no.
2 004
1 408
1 184
1 302
1 262
1 203
1 226
1 261
Males no.
1 136
812
678
714
727
655
702
728
Females no.
868
596
506
588
535
548
524
533
Infant mortality rate(d)
Males rate
8.8
6.4
5.2
5.4
5.3
4.5
4.6
4.8
Females rate
7.1
4.9
4.1
4.7
4.1
3.9
3.6
3.7
Persons rate
8.0
5.7
4.7
5.0
4.7
4.2
4.1
4.3

(a) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use total persons in the 2001 Australian population 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.

2.17 Deaths, States and territories - 2009

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

DEATHS

Total deaths no.
46 974
35 640
26 316
12 468
12 566
4 188
953
1 648
140 760
Males no.
23 996
18 065
13 956
6 198
6 578
2 111
593
817
72 320
Females no.
22 978
17 575
12 360
6 270
5 988
2 077
360
831
68 440
Sex ratio ratio
104.4
102.8
112.9
98.9
109.9
101.6
164.7
98.3
105.7
Standardised death rate(b)
Males rate
6.9
6.9
7.0
7.0
6.7
8.0
9.6
6.2
6.9
Females rate
4.7
4.7
4.8
4.8
4.7
5.7
6.4
4.7
4.7
Persons rate
5.7
5.7
5.8
5.8
5.6
6.7
7.9
5.4
5.7
Crude death rate(c)
Males rate
6.8
6.7
6.3
7.7
5.8
8.5
5.1
4.7
6.6
Females rate
6.4
6.4
5.6
7.6
5.4
8.1
3.3
4.7
6.2
Persons rate
6.6
6.5
5.9
7.7
5.6
8.3
4.2
4.7
6.4
Median age at death
Male years
78.2
78.5
76.7
79.1
76.5
77.3
59.8
76.8
77.8
Female years
84.0
84.4
83.1
84.4
83.2
83.5
65.2
83.2
83.9
Persons years
81.1
81.5
79.9
81.9
79.7
80.3
61.0
80.0
80.8

INFANT DEATHS

Total infant deaths no.
387
278
356
73
99
24
27
17
1 261
Males no.
218
156
215
39
60
16
13
11
728
Females no.
169
122
141
34
39
8
14
6
533
Infant mortality rate(d)
Males rate
4.6
4.3
6.3
3.8
3.8
4.7
6.5
4.3
4.8
Females rate
3.7
3.5
4.4
3.6
2.6
2.5
7.7
2.6
3.7
Persons rate
4.2
3.9
5.4
3.7
3.2
3.6
7.1
3.5
4.3

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


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