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During the last century, there was a decline in the rates of infant mortality for both Tasmania, and Australia as a whole. In 1904, the infant mortality rate in Tasmania was 90.7 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared to 3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2004.
INFANT MORTALITY RATES - 1904-2004
Source: Australian Historical Population Statistics (Cat. No. 3105.0.65.001); Australian Demographic Trends (Cat. No. 3102.0)