This publication provides information about data included in the Microdata: Mortality, Enhanced Characteristics, Australia, 2011-12 product. This detailed microdata product provides data from the Death Registrations to Census Linkage Project. This project linked death registrations of persons who were registered as deceased between 10 August 2011 and 27 September 2012 inclusive, with records from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing. For further details see Research Paper: Death Registrations to Census Linkage Project - A Linked Dataset for Analysis, Mar 2016 (cat. no. 1351.0.55.058).
This level of detail is released with the approval of the Australian Statistician.
Information pertaining to death registrations in the linked dataset draws extensively on information provided freely by the state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages, and the Victorian Department of Justice, who manage the National Coronial Information System (NCIS). Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of vitals statistics published by the ABS would not be possible.
The ABS also acknowledges the provision of data from all Australians, as part of the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.
A data item list and a test file is available from the Downloads tab in this publication. The data item list provides a comprehensive list of all Census and mortality-related data items available in this product. A test file is included to assist users in understanding the structure of the data and to test code. This test file does not contain real data and cannot be used for analysis. The actual microdata product is available through the ABS DataLab, which enables in-depth analysis using a range of statistical software packages, including SAS, Stata and SPSS. Further information about the ABS DataLab and other general information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata are available from the Microdata Entry Page.