The National Death Index (NDI) is a data base developed and maintained by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, in Canberra. The data base is a listing of all deaths that have occurred in Australia since 1980. It is an invaluable tool for epidemiologists and clinicians in following up research cohorts using record linkage.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1/1/1980

Geographical coverage


Data availability

There are restrictions and limitations governing the availability or use of other data in this holding.

Data scope

All deaths in Australia since 1980.



Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

AIHW National Death Index

National Death Index (NDI) DQS

External links and information 

AIHW National Death Index


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