5-4. Infant mortality
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.
|Australian Capital Territory||2.3|
|New South Wales||3.5|
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.
|New South Wales||4.4|
|Aust. Capital Territory||n.p.|
* Total includes data reported by jurisdiction of usual residence for New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory only
- Based on ABS 2015, 'Tables 2.1–2.9 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.