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5-1. Death rate

5-1-1. Death rate

5-1-2. Aboriginal death rate

Sources

 

5-1-1. Death rate

  • In 2014, South Australia reported 13,262 deaths, converting to a standardised death rate of 5.7 deaths per 1,000 population.
  • The standardised death rate was slightly higher in Country SA (5.9 per 1,000 people) than Greater Adelaide (5.6).
  • The South Australian standardised death rate has declined over the last decade, down from 6.8 per 1,000 population recorded in 2004.
  • South Australia standardised death rate is only very slightly above the national average of 5.5 per 1,000 population.

 

Standardised death rate, 2014
RegionPer 1000 popn.
Greater Adelaide5.6
Country SA5.9
South Australia5.7
Australia5.5

5-1-1 SA

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Standardised death rate, 2014
State/TerritoryPer 1000 popn.
Aust. Capital Territory4.9
Victoria5.3
Western Australia5.3
New South Wales5.5
Queensland5.7
South Australia5.7
Tasmania6.6
Northern Territory8.0
Australia5.5

5-1-1 AU

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5-1-2. Aboriginal death rate

  • This section reports the five year aggregate age standardised all-cause mortality rate for Aboriginal people (per 1,000 Aboriginal people).
  • Only New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory are included due to there being evidence of sufficient levels of identification and sufficient numbers of deaths to support mortality analysis.
  • In the five-year period 2010-2014 the Aboriginal death rate in South Australia was 8.3 deaths per 1,000 Aboriginal population (age standardised).
  • Of the five states and territories that reported data, South Australia ranks second-lowest for Aboriginal mortality rate.

 

Aboriginal standardised death rate, 2010-2014
RegionPer 1000 popn.
Greater Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia8.3
Total*9.9

5-1-2 SA

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Aboriginal standardised death rate, 2010-2014
State/TerritoryPer 1000 popn.
New South Wales8.1
South Australia8.3
Queensland9.4
Western Australia12.3
Northern Territory15.0
Aust. Capital Territoryn.p.
Tasmanian.p.
Victorian.p.
Total*9.9

5-1-2 AU

* Total includes data for NSW, Qld, WA, SA and the NT only. These five states and territories have been included due to there being evidence of sufficient levels of identification and sufficient numbers of deaths to support mortality analysis. Data were not published for the periods 2003-2007, 2004-2008 and 2005-2009.


Sources

  1. Based on ABS 2015, 'Table 4.1 Deaths, Summary, Statistical Area Level 4-2011 to 2014', Deaths, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 18 March 2016.
  2. Based on Productivity Commission 2016, 'Volume E: Health, Overview, Attachment tables, Table EA.55 Age standardised all-cause mortality rate and rate ratios, by Indigenous status, NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT, five year aggregate, 2010-2014 (per 100 000 people)', Report on Government Services 2016, Government of Australia, Canberra, viewed 18 March 2016.