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GRIM books are Excel workbooks that house historical and recent deaths data for specific causes of death in a readily accessible and easy to use format. They refer to different years for different causes of death, depending on the data availability, with some GRIM books starting at 1907. The workbooks present age- and sex-specific counts and rates of deaths along with other summary measures including mean age at death, age-standardised death rates and potential years of life lost.

These workbooks are the only national level electronic source of readily available tabulations of deaths 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 below GRIM books are available on data.gov.au.

Custom GRIM books for specific causes of death can often be provided upon request.

GRIM books (including up to 2013 data) are available for the following causes of death:

All causes combined

Broad cause groups (ICD-10 chapter level)

Chronic diseases 

See Chronic  diseases

Leading causes of death 

See Leading cause of deaths 

Premature mortality 

See Premature mortality in Australia 1997-2012