SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
Causes of Death, Australia, 3303.0 focuses on the causes of the 160,909 deaths registered in 2017. This issue provides several articles on particular causes or topics (detailed below), as well as comprehensive data cubes covering all causes of death by key demographics.
Australia's leading causes of death, 2017
This article provides analysis on Australia's leading causes of death, including changes over time, years of potential life lost and differences for males and females.
Leading causes of death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2017
Information is also provided on the leading causes of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including analysis of deaths from non-communicable diseases.
Looking beneath the surface of leading causes
This article outlines additional areas which need to be considered when interpreting leading causes of death data. It highlights details of individual conditions that comprise leading cause groupings, changes in the age structure or distribution of deaths within leading cause groupings and information on the full range of diseases or conditions which are recorded on death certificates.
Deaths due to harmful alcohol consumption in Australia
This article looks at deaths directly attributable to harmful alcohol consumption in Australian in 2017. It also analyses registered deaths which had alcohol mentioned as a contributory factor, including deaths due to injury.
Suicide deaths in Australia
Two articles are provided covering key characteristics of deaths due to intentional self-harm (including age, sex and associated causes of death) and suicide deaths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This article explores the increase in influenza deaths observed in 2017 (including age, state and month of death). It also highlights the most common conditions certified as being a contributory factor to death for those who died of influenza in 2017.