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GRIM books are Excel workbooks that house historical and recent deaths data for specific causes of death. They present age- and sex-specific counts and rates of deaths and other summary measures including mean age at death, age-standardised death rates and potential years of life lost. The workbooks span different years for different causes of death, depending on the data availability, with some GRIM books starting at 1907.
These workbooks are the only national-level electronic tabulations of data for deaths registered prior to 1964. Data from 1964 onwards are sourced from the AIHW National Mortality Database (NMD).
Machine readable forms of the GRIM books listed below are available on data.gov.au.
Custom GRIM books for specific causes of death can often be provided upon request.
The GRIM books include up to 2014 data.
See Chronic diseases
SeeLeading cause of deaths
See Premature mortality in Australia 1997-2012