3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2018 Quality Declaration 
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Key findings

  • There were 158,493 deaths registered in Australia, this was a 1.5% decrease on deaths registered in the previous year (160,909).
  • Infant deaths decreased by 31 deaths to 988.

1.1 Deaths registered, Selected summary details, Australia and five state/territory(a) - 2008, 2017 and 2018

2008
2017(b)
2018

Total population, Australia

All deaths no.
143 946
160 909
158 493
Infant deaths no.
1 226
1 019
988
Standardised death rate(c)rate
6.1
5.3
5.1
Crude death rate(d) rate
6.8
6.5
6.3
Infant mortality rate(e) rate
4.1
3.3
3.1

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, Total five state/territory(a)(f)(g)

All deaths no.
2 215
2 988
3 218
Infant deaths no.
101
113
99
Standardised death rate(c) rate
10.0
9.0
9.1
Crude death rate(g) rate
4.0
4.2
4.2
Infant mortality rate(e) rate
8.2
6.2
5.8

(a) Data are for total five state/territory (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory combined), based on state or territory of usual residence. Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are excluded due to the small numbers of registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
(b) Deaths occurred on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication. See Explanatory Note 5 for more information.
(c) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use the age distribution of total persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001 as the standard population.
(d) Deaths per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
(f) Rates presented for total five state/territory are based on three year averages. They are calculated for each calendar year and then averaged for the three years ending in the year in the table heading.
(g) Deaths per 1,000 estimated resident population for 2008 and population projections for 2017 and 2018.
  • Limited births data has been included to allow for the calculation of infant mortality rates.

1.2 Births registered, Indigenous status of the birth - 2018(a)

Indigenous status of the birth
State or territory of usual residence
Sex
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Non-Indigenous
Not stated
Total

NSWMales
3 895
50 547
774
55 216
Females
3 670
47 772
685
52 127
Persons
7 565
98 319
1 459
107 343
Vic. Males
936
39 193
225
40 354
Females
797
37 125
212
38 134
Persons
1 733
76 318
437
78 488
Qld Males
3 248
28 599
38
31 885
Females
3 114
26 901
31
30 046
Persons
6 362
55 500
69
61 931
SA Males
578
9 052
198
9 828
Females
537
8 566
182
9 285
Persons
1 115
17 618
380
19 113
WA Males
1 432
15 341
340
17 113
Females
1 293
14 516
335
16 144
Persons
2 725
29 857
675
33 257
Tas. Males
301
2 547
7
2 855
Females
275
2 407
10
2 692
Persons
576
4 954
17
5 547
NT Males
850
1 235
0
2 085
Females
793
1 172
0
1 965
Persons
1 643
2 407
0
4 050
ACT Males
106
2 576
50
2 732
Females
98
2 492
52
2 642
Persons
204
5 068
102
5 374
Aust.(b) Males
11 349
149 106
1 633
162 088
Females
10 579
140 973
1 507
153 059
Persons
21 928
290 079
3 140
315 147

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Limited births data has been included to allow for the calculation of infant mortality rates. Detailed births and fertility data will be released in Births, Australia, 2018 (cat. no. 3301.0) on 11 December 2019.
(b) Includes Other Territories.