Infant deaths, Year of occurrence, Age at death, Sex, Australia
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Presents statistics on deaths and mortality for Australia, states and territories. Information on characteristics of the deceased includes place of usual residence, age at death, sex, Indigenous status and country of birth. Information is also provided on infant deaths and death rates.Death statistics are used as an input into the calculation of quarterly population estimates. Death statistics are also used in the analysis of mortality in Australia. Trends in mortality are used in the development of assumptions on future levels of mortality for population projections.

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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

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Death registrations are collected by individual state and territory Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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Yearly - based on calendar year.

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Administrative

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Australian mortality information is released annually. For information about the past and future releases of this collection, please see the Past & Future Releases tab.

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Annual - flow.

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This dataset refers to calendar years commencing from 2001.

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Variables available include Australia, year of occurrence, sex and infant age at death.

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Refer to the Explanatory Notes Tab - Quality Declaration - Summary and Explanatory Notes - Data Quality.

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Confidentiality - Where necessary, tables in this dataset have had small values randomised to protect confidentiality. As a result, sums of components may not add exactly to totals. Cells with 0 values have not been affected by randomisation. These very minor adjustments allow for a greater amount of data to be released, and do not affect the utility of the data. Accordingly, the ABS does not recommend summing small cells together to aggregate data.Occurrence data is subject to change, as deaths that occurred prior to the reference year may not yet be registered, and are registered in subsequent years. Use care when interpreting occurrence data for recent years. Occurrence data includes deaths registered up to 31 December of the reference year of this release.Occurrence data for the reference year of this release is incomplete due to delays between the occurrence and registration of deaths.For further information, refer to Explanatory Notes - Data Quality - Interval between occurrence and registration of deaths.

Infant deaths, Year of occurrence, Age at death, Sex, AustraliaAbstract

Presents statistics on deaths and mortality for Australia, states and territories. Information on characteristics of the deceased includes place of usual residence, age at death, sex, Indigenous status and country of birth. Information is also provided on infant deaths and death rates.Death statistics are used as an input into the calculation of quarterly population estimates. Death statistics are also used in the analysis of mortality in Australia. Trends in mortality are used in the development of assumptions on future levels of mortality for population projections.

Contact person/organisation

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.

Data source(s) used

Administrative

Name of collection/source

This dataset relates to Deaths, Australia (cat. no. 3302.0), available from the ABS website (link below)

Deaths_Australiahttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0Main+Features12014?OpenDocument
Direct source

Death registrations are collected by individual state and territory Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0Explanatory%20Notes12014?OpenDocument
Source Periodicity

Yearly - based on calendar year.

Variables collected

Variables available include Australia, year of occurrence, sex and infant age at death.

Periodicity

Annual - flow.

Reference period

This dataset refers to calendar years commencing from 2001.

Link to Release calendar

Australian mortality information is released annually. For information about the past and future releases of this collection, please see the Past & Future Releases tab.

Statistical population

Deaths registered in Australia.For information about the scope and coverage of this collection, please see the Explanatory Notes (link below).Occurrences prior to 2001 and registered after 2014 will not be revised in this series due to the small numbers involved.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/3302.0Explanatory%20Notes12014?OpenDocument
Geographic coverage

This dataset contains data presented at state, territory and Australia level. For information about further disaggregation at lower levels of geography in this collection, please see the downloads tab.

Key statistical concept

For definitions and information about rates and measures in this collection, please see the Glossary (link below).

Glossaryhttps://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Previousproducts/3302.0Glossary12014?opendocument&tabname=Notes&prodno=3302.0&issue=2014&num=&view=
Classification(s) used

The Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2016. For further information and more classifications refer to the Explanatory Notes - Classifications.

Aggregation & consolidation

Australia - Includes Other Territories.

Imputation

Death records with Sex not stated are imputed to be either Male or Female.

Recommended uses and limitations

Confidentiality - Where necessary, tables in this dataset have had small values randomised to protect confidentiality. As a result, sums of components may not add exactly to totals. Cells with 0 values have not been affected by randomisation. These very minor adjustments allow for a greater amount of data to be released, and do not affect the utility of the data. Accordingly, the ABS does not recommend summing small cells together to aggregate data.Occurrence data is subject to change, as deaths that occurred prior to the reference year may not yet be registered, and are registered in subsequent years. Use care when interpreting occurrence data for recent years. Occurrence data includes deaths registered up to 31 December of the reference year of this release.Occurrence data for the reference year of this release is incomplete due to delays between the occurrence and registration of deaths.For further information, refer to Explanatory Notes - Data Quality - Interval between occurrence and registration of deaths.

Quality comments

Refer to the Explanatory Notes Tab - Quality Declaration - Summary and Explanatory Notes - Data Quality.