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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 2018, South Australia reported 13,571 deaths, converting to a standardised death rate of 5.5 deaths per 1,000 population.1
  • The standardised death rate was slightly higher in Country SA (5.8 per 1,000 people) than Greater Adelaide (5.5).1
  • The South Australian standardised death rate has declined over the last decade, down from 6.4 per 1,000 population recorded in 2006.1
  • South Australia standardised death rate is only very slightly above the national average of 5.5 per 1,000 population.1

 

Standardised death rate, 2018
Region Per 1000 popn.
Greater Adelaide 5.4
Country SA 5.8
South Australia 5.5
Australia 5.3

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Data source: ABS 2019

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Standardised death rate, 2018
State/Territory Per 1000 popn.
Victoria  5.0
Aust. Capital Territory 5.2
Western Australia 5.2
New South Wales 5.3
Queensland 5.4
South Australia 5.5
Tasmania 6.1
Northern Territory 7.2
Australia 5.3

5 1 1 au 2019 10 02

Data source: ABS 2019

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5-1-2. Aboriginal death rate

  • This section reports the 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 as these jurisdictions have sufficient data to support mortality analysis.2
  • In 2017, the Aboriginal death rate in South Australia was 10.3 deaths per 1,000 Aboriginal population (age standardised).2
  • Of the five states and territories that reported data, South Australia ranks second-lowest for Aboriginal mortality rate.2

 

Aboriginal standardised death rate, 2017
Region Per 1000 popn.
Greater Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 10.3
Total 10.0*

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*Total includes data for NSW, Qld, WA, SA and the NT only

Data source: Report On Government Services 2019

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Aboriginal standardised death rate, 2017
State/Territory Per 1000 popn.
New South Wales 7.8
South Australia 10.3
Queensland 10.5
Western Australia  11.1
Northern Territory 12.5
Aust. Capital Territory n.a.
Tasmania n.a.
Victoria n.a.
Total 9.8*

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* 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 period starting from 2006 until 2012.

Data source: Report On Government Services 2019


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2019), 'Table 3.1 Deaths, Summary, Statistical Area Level 4-2012 to 2018', Deaths, Australia, 2018, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 30 September 2019.
  2. Based on Health Attachment tables, Table EA.32 Age standardised all-cause mortality rate and rate ratios, by Indigenous status, NSW, Qld, WA, SA, NT (per 100 000 people) ', Part E, Report on Government Services 2019, Government of Australia, viewed September 2019.