• Infant mortality (i.e. deaths under one year of age) is commonly viewed as an important indicator of the general health and wellbeing of a population and has a large influence on life expectancy at birth. A high infant mortality rate lowers life expectancy, while a low infant mortality rate contributes to increased life expectancy (ABS 2010).
  • The infant mortality rate for ACT babies fluctuated over the period 2005 to 2014 at between 2.3 and 5.7 per 1,000 live births. Fluctuations in the infant mortality rate occur due to the very small number of infant deaths in the ACT each year.

Year of death (year of occurrence) and year of registration

Please note that while the ABS releases death data for 2014 (ABS 2014), 2012 is the latest year reported when reporting on trends over time. Where possible we have reported deaths by year of death (year of occurrence) where the ABS report deaths in the year the deaths were registered. 


Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) 3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia 2014. Canberra, ABS.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2010) Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010. Cat. no. 1370.0. Canberra: ABS


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Codes & Sources

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011) 3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia 2011. Appendix 4: Avoidable mortality. Canberra, ABS.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2016) 3303.0 Causes of Death, Australia 2014. Canberra, ABS.

The data is presented by the ACT Government for the purpose of disseminating information for the benefit of the public. The ACT Government has taken great care to ensure the information in this report is as correct and accurate as possible. Whilst the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the information. Differences in statistical methods and calculations, data updates and guidelines may result in the information contained in this report varying from previously published information.