Overview of deaths

  • In 2012, there were a total of 1722 deaths (859 males 863 females).  The age standardised mortality rate has decreased by 2% per year since 1997.
  • The age standardised mortality rate for females was 428 per 100,000 where the age standardised mortality rate for males was 592 per 100,000, the female mortality rate was 28.1% lower than the male rate for the period 2007 to 2012.
  • The median age of death in 2014 was 84.8 years for females and 78.6 for males in the ACT. This compares with 84.9 for females and 78.7 for males nationally.

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

Please note that while the ABS releases death data for 2014 (ABS 2016), 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


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Codes & Sources

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.