5-3

5-3. Perinatal deaths

5-3-1. Perinatal deaths

5-3-2. Aboriginal perinatal deaths

Sources

 

5-3-1. Perinatal deaths

  • Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks' gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths.
  • In 2014, there were 5.9 perinatal deaths in South Australia per 1,000 all births, a rate that has declined markedly over the last decade, down from 9.2 in 2004.
  • South Australia has the lowest rate of perinatal deaths in Australia compared to the other states and territories, and below the national average rate of 8.0 perinatal deaths per 1,000 all births.
  • All births comprise live births and stillbirths.

 

Perinatal deaths, 2014
Regionper 1000
all births
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia5.9
Australia8.0

5-3-1 SA

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Perinatal deaths, 2014
State/Territoryper 1000
all births
South Australia5.9
New South Wales7.0
Victoria7.4
Western Australia8.1
Australian Capital Territory9.7
Queensland9.8
Northern Territory11.3
Tasmania15.5
Australia8.0

5-3-1 AU

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5-3-2. Aboriginal perinatal deaths

  • Perinatal deaths are all fetal deaths (at least 20 weeks' gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight) plus all neonatal deaths.
  • In the five-year period 2010-2014, there were 3.9 Aboriginal perinatal deaths in South Australia per 1,000 relevant births, down from 5.3 recorded in the 2006-2010 period.
  • South Australia has the lowest rate of Aboriginal perinatal deaths in Australia compared to the selected states and territories that reported data, and below the combined total rate of 9.5 Aboriginal perinatal deaths per 1,000 relevant births.
  • Total relevant births comprise live births and fetal deaths (where gestation is at least 20 weeks' or birthweight of at least 400 grams).

 

Aboriginal perinatal deaths, 2010-2014
Regionper 1000
relevant births
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia3.9
Total*9.5

5-3-2 SA

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Aboriginal perinatal deaths, 2010-2014
State/Territoryper 1000
relevant births
South Australia3.9
New South Wales6.2
Queensland10.5
Western Australia11.0
Northern Territory19.3
Aust. Capital Territoryn.p.
Tasmanian.p.
Victorian.p.
Total*9.5

5-3-2 AU

* Total includes data reported by jurisdiction of usual residence for New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory only.


Sources

  1. Based on ABS 2016, 'Table 13.4 Perinatal deaths by state or territory of usual residence of mother, 2005-2014' and 'Table 13.20 Perinatal deaths, by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, Selected states and territories, 2010-2014', Causes of death, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3303.0, viewed 18 March 2016.