|Standardised death rate||5.5||5.1||5.5|
|Crude death rate||6.5||6.7||7.3|
|Infant mortality rate||3.3||3.3||3.2|
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.