3302.0 - Deaths, Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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1.1 DEATHS REGISTERED, Selected summary details, Australia and five state/territory(a) - 2006, 2015 and 2016


2006
2015
2016(b)

TOTAL POPULATION, Australia

All deaths no.
133 739
159 052
158 504
Infant deaths no.
1 262
991
970
Standardised death rate(c)rate
6.1
5.5
5.4
Crude death rate(d) rate
6.5
6.7
6.5
Infant mortality rate(e) rate
4.7
3.2
3.1

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER POPULATION, Total five state/territory(a)(f)(g)

All deaths no.
2 133
2 879
2 919
Infant deaths no.
112
104
98
Standardised death rate(c) rate
10.0
9.8
9.6
Crude death rate(g) rate
4.0
4.4
4.3
Infant mortality rate(e) rate
10.2
6.5
6.2

(a) Data are for total five state/territory (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory combined), based on state or territory of usual residence. Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are excluded due to the small numbers of registered Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths.
(b) Deaths occurred on Norfolk Island from 1 July 2016 are included in this publication for the first time. See Explanatory Note 5 for more information.
(c) Deaths per 1,000 standard population. Standardised death rates use the age distribution of total persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001 as the standard population.
(d) Deaths per 1,000 population.
(e) Infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
(f) Rates presented for total five state/territory are based on three year averages. They are calculated for each calendar year and then averaged for the three years ending in the year in the table heading.
(g) Deaths per 1,000 estimated resident population for 2006 and population projections for 2015 and 2016.

1.2 BIRTHS REGISTERED, Indigenous status of the birth - 2016(a)

Indigenous status of the birth
State or territory of usual residence
Sex
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Non-Indigenous
Not stated
Total

NSWMales
2 941
46 239
40
49 220
Females
2 829
44 003
31
46 863
Persons
5 770
90 242
71
96 083
Vic. Males
744
41 348
346
42 438
Females
771
39 353
330
40 454
Persons
1 515
80 701
676
82 892
Qld Males
2 779
28 653
63
31 495
Females
2 631
27 650
65
30 346
Persons
5 410
56 303
128
61 841
SA Males
521
9 560
159
10 240
Females
436
8 941
155
9 532
Persons
957
18 501
314
19 772
WA Males
1 432
16 641
323
18 396
Females
1 336
15 363
334
17 033
Persons
2 768
32 004
657
35 429
Tas. Males
303
2 743
6
3 052
Females
282
2 628
6
2 916
Persons
585
5 371
12
5 968
NT Males
698
1 332
1
2 033
Females
676
1 215
2
1 894
Persons
1 374
2 547
6
3 927
ACT Males
79
2 545
23
2 647
Females
97
2 383
25
2 505
Persons
176
4 928
48
5 152
Aust.(b) Males
9 499
149 075
963
159 537
Females
9 061
141 557
949
151 567
Persons
18 560
290 632
1 912
311 104

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Births data has been included to allow for the calculation of infant mortality rates. Detailed births and fertility data will be released in Births, Australia, 2016 (cat. no. 3301.0) on 13 December 2017.
(b) Includes Other Territories.