4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, August 2014  
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DEATHS

This section on Deaths includes the Key and Related series for the following Indicators:

Death rate
Deaths from Cancer
Deaths from diseases of the circulatory system
Suicides
Deaths in motor vehicle accidents
Drug induced deaths
Perinatal deaths



DEATH RATE


Key Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE (a)(b), all causes

2003
2004
2005 (c)
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011
2012

rate

Males
8.1
7.9
7.5
7.4
7.3
7.4
7.0
6.9
6.9
6.6
Females
5.3
5.2
5.0
5.0
5.0
5.1
4.8
4.7
4.7
4.6

(a) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use total persons in the 2001 Australian population as the standard population.
(b) All rates for the period 2003 to 2011 have been revised to reflect revisions in the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) due to rebasing and recasting following the 2011 Census.
(c) Data have been revised to include previously unprocessed NSW Birth Registrations for the period 2005 to 2010.

Source: ABS Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0).


For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.


DEATHS FROM CANCER


Key Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE FROM CANCER (a)(b)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011 (c)
2012(c)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
239.4
236.5
234.4
231.9
227.9
232.7
226.4
226.7
221.2
212.0
Females
148.8
146.3
145.2
142.9
140.5
144.3
140.6
140.5
138.6
134.5

(a) Deaths due to cancer are defined as ICD-10 codes C00-D48.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).


DEATHS FROM DISEASES OF THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM


Key Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE FROM ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE (a)(b)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011 (c)
2012(c)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
160.8
151.0
139.5
135.7
130.0
128.5
121.9
111.5
107.6
96.0
Females
92.5
86.1
81.9
75.5
71.6
73.4
67.1
62.8
59.3
53.6

(a) Deaths due to ischaemic heart disease are defined as ICD-10 codes I20-I25.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).


Related Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE FROM CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE (a)(b)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011 (c)
2012 (c)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
59.9
57.8
54.5
51.1
49.6
49.9
46.7
42.0
41.4
38.0
Females
57.0
53.9
50.1
48.8
46.8
47.2
42.9
43.2
41.5
38.9

(a) Deaths due to cerebrovascular disease are defined as ICD-10 codes I60-I69.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).


SUICIDES


Key Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE FROM SUICIDE (a)(b)(c)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (d)
2007 (d)
2008 (d)
2009 (d)
2010 (d)
2011 (d)
2012 (d)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
17.7
16.8
16.5
15.8
13.9
17.2
16.5
17.5
16.1
16.8
Females
4.7
4.3
4.3
4.7
4.0
4.7
5.0
5.0
5.1
5.5

(a) Deaths due to suicide are defined as ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to suicide. For more information see Explanatory Notes 92-95 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(d) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3303.0).

Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).

For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release.

DEATHS IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS


Key Series

STANDARDISED DEATH RATE IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS (a)(b)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011 (c)
2012 (c)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
12.8
11.9
11.7
12.6
11.6
10.7
10.9
10.3
9.4
9.0
Females
4.6
4.2
3.9
4.1
4.1
3.7
3.9
3.5
3.3
3.2

(a) Deaths due to motor vehicle accidents are defined as ICD-10 codes V01-V89, Y85,0.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS data available on request, Causes of Death Collection.


DRUG INDUCED DEATHS


Key Series

STANDARDISED DRUG INDUCED DEATH RATE (a)(b)

2003
2004
2005
2006 (c)
2007 (c)
2008 (c)
2009 (c)
2010 (c)
2011 (c)
2012 (c)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
6.6
6.8
6.9
6.0
6.6
8.4
8.8
8.6
8.6
8.1
Females
3.7
3.7
3.8
3.8
4.6
4.5
5.0
4.7
4.6
5.0

(a) For more information on the list of ICD-10 codes that contribute to the definition of drug induced deaths see Tabulation of Selected Causes of Death (Appendix) in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2010 (final), 2011 (revised), and 2012 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2010 and 2011 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS data available on request, Causes of Death collection.
      PERINATAL DEATHS


      Key Series

      PERINATAL DEATHS (a)

      2003
      2004
      2005
      2006
      2007
      2008
      2009
      2010
      2011
      2012

      rate (b)
      9.8
      9.9
      10.6
      9.2
      8.8
      8.4
      9.0
      8.7
      8.4
      8.2
      no.
      2,480
      2,541
      2,769
      2,459
      2,532
      2,501
      2,671
      2,609
      2,553
      2,558

      (a) Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths (death of a live born baby within 28 completed days of birth). As male deaths include those perinatal deaths of sex indeterminate, only total rates and numbers are presented. For further information see Glossary (Health).
      (b) Perinatal death rates are calculated per 1,000 all births for the calendar year. For further information see Glossary in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no.3303.0).

      Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2012 (cat. no. 3303.0).
      ABS Perinatal Deaths, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 3304.0).

        Definitions of the concepts presented above can be found in the Health Glossary (under the Explanatory Notes tab). More detailed information can be found in the Health Data Cube (under the Downloads tab).