New mortality statistics and other information to measure COVID-19 impacts
· deaths by key causes for all deaths certified by doctors. These data will be compared to baseline measures derived from historic data; and
· COVID-19 deaths in Australia, including basic demographic information and the presence of other health conditions.
Other new statistical products recently released are:
· New interactive maps examining the geographic distribution of Persons with Disability, Unpaid Carers and Weekly Payroll Jobs; and
· A series of technical notes describing Economic Measurement during COVID-19 within the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Government Finance Statistics and National Accounts. The technical notes describe the classification of withdrawals from superannuation accounts prior to retirement, JobKeeper payments, and government temporary cash flow support in ABS economic statistics.
The ABS will continue to identify opportunities to make additional information on COVID-19 impacts available to the community and government. Further announcements will be made as necessary.
Dr David Gruen
27 May 2020