Causes of death
Provisional Mortality Statistics
There were 15,736 deaths which occurred in August 2023. This is 11.2% less than in August 2022.
Between January and August, there were 122,112 deaths. This is 5.7% less than in 2022.
- COVID-19 caused 143 deaths in September, down from 158 in August.
Causes of Death, Australia
- There were 190,939 deaths in 2022, almost 20,000 more than 2021.
- COVID-19 caused 9,859 deaths and became the third leading cause. An infectious disease (influenza and pneumonia) was last in the top 5 leading causes of death in 1970.
- Ischaemic heart disease remained the leading cause of death.