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ABS death statistics are based on events registered in respective jurisdictions, with information provided by the state and territory Registrars of Births, Death and Marriages (RBDM). Australian death statistics are used as an input into the production of quarterly estimates of natural increase as a component of population change in the calculation of population estimates. Death statistics are also used in the analysis of mortality in Australia. Trends in mortality are used in the development of assumptions on future levels of mortality for population projections.
The primary uses of Australian population estimates are in the determination of seats in the House of Representatives for each state and territory, as well as in distribution of Australian Government funds to state, territory and local governments. Population estimates are also used for a wide range of government, business and community decisions, both directly and indirectly, by contributing to a range of other social and economic indicators.
i. All deaths being registered for the first time.
ii. Deaths in Australia of temporary visitors to Australia.
iii. Deaths occurring within Australian Territorial waters.
iv. Deaths occurring in Australian Antarctic Territories or other external territories.
v. Deaths occurred on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included. This is due to the introduction of the Norfolk Island Legislation Amendment Act 2015. Norfolk Island deaths are included in statistics for 'Other Territories' as well as totals for all of Australia. Deaths occurring on Norfolk Island prior to 1 July 2016 are not in scope for Deaths statistics.
vi. Deaths occurring in transit (i.e. on ships or planes) if registered in the State of "next port of call".
vii. Deaths of Australian Nationals overseas who were employed at Australian legations and consular offices (ie deaths of Australian diplomats while overseas) where able to be identified.
viii. Deaths that occurred in earlier reference periods that have not been previously registered (late registrations).
Main output is annual data. Variables include - age at death, sex, marital status, country of birth, duration of residence, month and year of occurrence, year of registration, usual residence of deceased, state of registration, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) for Usual Residence
Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) for Country of Birth
Other concepts (summary)
Crude death rate
Standardised death rate
Indirect standardised death rate
Infant mortality rate
Estimated resident population
New South Wales
Other (specify below)
Comments and/or Other Regions
New South Wales
Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (GCCSA)
Rest of State
Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)
Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)
Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)
Local Governments Areas
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