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Overview of deaths

  • In 2015, there were a total of 1851 deaths (938 males 913 females).  
  • The age standardised mortality rate for ACT females was 414.9 per 100,000 (458.1 per 100,000 nationally) where the age standardised mortality rate for ACT males was 563.9 per 100,000 (645.7 per 100,000 nationally). 

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

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.

Data

To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download. 

Codes & Sources

The data contained in this dataset is based on the Cause Of Death Unit Record File (CODURF) provided by the Australian Coordinating Registry (ACR), the data has been aggregated based on either a single or grouped ICD-10* classification.

The ACT deaths data is collected and maintained by the ACT registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages (ACT RBDM), which records all medical conditions that directly caused or contributed to the death and were applicable, ie the circumstances surrounding a death (eg. motor vehicle accident). 

The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) records and stores information relating to coroner  certified deaths for the purposes of retrieval, analysis, interpretation and dissemination to allow for informed death and injury prevention activities.

The Australian Coordinating Registry (ACR) is an agency appointed by state and territory RBDMs and coroners to coordinate and manage approval of coded deaths data. 

*The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems Tenth Revision

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.

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