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5-5. Leading causes of death by age group in South Australia

Summary – Top 3 causes of death

5-5-1. Ages under one year – Top 3 causes of death

5-5-2. Ages one year and over by cohort – Top 3 causes of death

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Summary – Top 3 causes of death

The top three leading causes of death in South Australia in 2016 were neoplasms (ie. cancer), circulatory system diseases and respiratory system diseases.1

 

All-ages standardised death rate per 100,000 population, 2016
  Males Females Persons
ALL AGES, ALL CAUSES 641.6 446.3 536.3
1. Neoplasms 195.8 127.8 157.8
2. Diseases of the circulatory system 164.3 110.3 135.6
3. Diseases of the respiratory system 60.1 39.2 48.2

Additional detail by age cohort and sex is provided in the tables below.

Data source: ABS 2017 

 

5-5-1. Ages under one year – Top 3 causes of death

Age specific death rate per 1,000 live births, 2016
  Males Females Persons
Ages under 1 year, all causes 3.5 2.7 3.1
1. Fetus and newborn affected by maternal factors and by complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery 0.9 n.p. 0.6
2. Disorders related to length of gestation and fetal growth 0.5 n.p. 0.5
3. Ill-defined and unknown causes of mortality n.p. n.p. 0.3

n.p. not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

Data source: ABS 2017 

 

5-5-2. Ages one year and over by cohort – Top 3 causes of death

Age specific death rate per 100,000 population, 2016
  Males Females Persons
Ages 1-14 years, all causes 13.1 9.4 11.3
1. Malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, haematopoietic and related tissue n.p. n.p. 1.8
2.Accidental drowning and submersion n.p. n.p. 1.8
3. [Not published] n.p.  n.p.  n.p. 
       
Ages 15-24 years, all causes 39.1 15.9 27.7
1. Intentional self-harm 15.1 5.6 10.5
2. Car occupant injured in transport accident 5.3 n.p. 4.1
3. [Not published] n.p. n.p. n.p.
       
Ages 25-34 years, all causes 86.5 39.0 62.8
1. Intentional self-harm 28.6 10.4 19.5
2. Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances 7.8 5.2 6.5
3. Car occupant injured in transport accident  6.9 n.p. 4.3
       
Ages 35-44 years, all causes 133.1 95.0 114.1
1. Intentional self-harm 34.7 12.2 23.5
2. Accidental poisoning by and exposure to noxious substances 14.1 12.2 13.1
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 13.1 n.p. 7.0
       
Ages 45-54 years, all causes 301.5 194.0 247.1
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 46.1 18.2 32.0
2. Intentional self-harm 26.6 14.7 20.6
3. Ischaemic heart diseases 30.2 6.9 18.4
       
Ages 55-64 years, all causes 679.6 379.1 525.9
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 120.8 46.7 82.9
2. Ischaemic heart diseases 92.0 16.5 53.4
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 56.6 40.3 48.2
       
Ages 65-74 years, all causes 1,512.4 833.6 1,163.5
1. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 194.3 93.0 142.2
2. Ischaemic heart diseases 221.3 41.9 129.1
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 129.1 95.3 111.8
       
Ages 75-84 years, all causes 4,270.5 2,978.7 3,568.2
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 534.1 282.3 397.2
2. Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs 448.3 220.2 324.3
3. Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs 269.4 194.2 228.5
       
Ages 85-94 years, all causes 13,770.6 10,865.5 11,958.5
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 2,065.9 1,396.9 1,648.6
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 1,138.2 1,452.4 1,334.2
3. Cerebrovascular diseases 894.8 1,023.9 975.3
       
Ages 95 years and over, all causes 30,198.5 29,784.7 29,897.5
1. Ischaemic heart diseases 5,224.7 5,127.2 5,153.8
2. Organic, including symptomatic, mental disorders 3,657.3 4,540.1 4,299.5
3. Cerebrovascular diseases 2,403.3 3,326.8 3,075.2

n.p. not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated.

Data source: ABS 2017


Sources

  1. Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS 2017), 'Table 5.1 Underlying cause of death, All causes, South Australia, 2016' and 'Table 5.3 Underlying cause of death, Selected causes by age at death, numbers and rates, South Australia, 2016', Causes of Death, Australia, 2016, cat. no. 3303.0, viewed 9 August 2018.