|Standardised death rate||5.7||4.9||5.1|
|Crude death rate||6.6||6.3||6.7|
|Infant mortality rate||3.8||3.2||3.3|
- All jurisdictions recorded an increase in death registrations in 2021. This follows lower death counts in 2020, after the introduction of public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The standardised death rate (SDR) uses the age distribution of total persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001 as the standard population. The SDR is expressed as deaths per 1,000 standard population.
The crude death rate is the number of deaths registered during the calendar year per 1,000 estimated resident population at 30 June.
The infant mortality rate is the number of deaths of children under one year of age in a specified period per 1,000 live births in the same period.