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5-4. Infant mortality

5-4-1. Infant mortality

5-4-2. Aboriginal infant mortality

Sources

 

5-4-1. Infant mortality

  • Infant mortality is defined as deaths of persons aged under one year of age, expressed here as a rate per 1,000 live births.
  • Over the last decade, South Australia's infant mortality rate has been trending down, from 3.2 infant deaths per 1,000 live births in 2004 to 2.6 in 2014.
  • The state rate is below the national average of 3.4 infant deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • South Australia ranks third-lowest for infant mortality rate of the states and territories.

 

Infant deaths, 2014
Regionper 1000
live births
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia2.6
Australia3.4

5-4-1 SA

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Infant deaths, 2014
State/Territoryper 1000
live births
Australian Capital Territory2.3
Western Australia2.5
South Australia2.6
Victoria2.8
New South Wales3.5
Queensland4.4
Northern Territory5.2
Tasmania5.2
Australia3.4

5-4-1 AU

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5-4-2. Aboriginal infant mortality

  • Aboriginal infant mortality is defined as deaths of Aboriginal persons aged under one year of age, expressed here as a rate per 1,000 live Aboriginal births, and then averaged over a three year period due to the small numbers involved.
  • Over the last decade, South Australia's Aboriginal infant mortality rate has been, overall, trending down - from 9.4 Aboriginal infant deaths per 1,000 live Aboriginal births in the period 2002-2004 to 7.6 in the period 2012-2014.
  • The South Australian figure is above the average of the total of the states and territories that reported data (6.0 Aboriginal infant deaths per 1,000 live Aboriginal births).
  • Of the five states and territories that published data, South Australia ranks second-highest for Aboriginal infant mortality rate.

 

Aboriginal infant mortality, 2012-2014
Regionper 1000
live births
Metropolitan Adelaiden.a.
Country SAn.a.
South Australia7.6
Total*6.0

5-4-2 SA

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Aboriginal infant mortality, 2012-2014
State/Territoryper 1000
live births
New South Wales4.4
Western Australia5.1
Queensland6.1
South Australia7.6
Northern Territory12.5
Aust. Capital Territoryn.p.
Tasmanian.p.
Victorian.p.
Total*6.0

5-4-2 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 2015, 'Tables 2.12.9 Death rates, Summary, States and territories, South Australia-2004 to 2014' and 'Table 18.1 Infant mortality rates, Indigenous status, Selected states and territories-2002-2004 to 2012-2014', Deaths, Australia, 2014, cat. no. 3302.0, viewed 18 March 2016.