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ABS - Deaths in Australia (SA4) 2012-2020

This dataset contains statistics for deaths and mortality in Australia. It includes all deaths that occurred and were registered in Australia, including deaths of persons whose place of usual residence was overseas. Deaths of Australian residents that occurred outside Australia may be registered by individual Registrars, but are not included in Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) death statistics.

Standardised death rates in this dataset differ from those in the ABS.Stat datasets and commentary. Standardised death rates in this dataset are averaged using data for the three years ending in the reference year. They are calculated for each calendar year and then averaged. Standardised death rates in the ABS.Stat datasets and commentary are based on death registration data for the reference year only. Null values represent data not available for publication

This dataset uses deaths and estimated resident population (ERP) for Statistical Area 4 (SA4) of Australia for 30 June 2012 to 2020, according to the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). ERP is final for 2012 to 2016, revised for 2017 to 2019 and preliminary for 2020, based on the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Data has been sourced from the September 2021 release.

For more information including which ERP was used in this dataset please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Explanatory Notes.

AURIN has spatially enabled the original data from the ABS with the 2016 SA4 boundaries.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
Created June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
ADP ID datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3:abs_deaths_sa4_2012_2020
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level sa4_2016
Attribute List 2012 Deaths no., 2012 Estimated resident population persons, 2012 Standardised death rate rate, 2013 Deaths no., 2013 Estimated resident population persons, 2013 Standardised death rate rate, 2014 Deaths no., 2014 Estimated resident population persons, 2014 Standardised death rate rate, 2015 Deaths no., 2015 Estimated resident population persons, 2015 Standardised death rate rate, 2016 Deaths no., 2016 Estimated resident population persons, 2016 Standardised death rate rate, 2017 Deaths no., 2017 Estimated resident population persons, 2017 Standardised death rate rate, 2018 Deaths no., 2018 Estimated resident population persons, 2018 Standardised death rate rate, 2019 Deaths no., 2019 Estimated resident population persons, 2019 Standardised death rate rate, 2020 Deaths no., 2020 Estimated resident population persons, 2020 Standardised death rate rate, Geometry, SA4 code, SA4 name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2021): ABS - Deaths in Australia (SA4) 2012-2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2021.
Geometry Field geom
Key sa4_code
Type dataset
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