The NMD holds records for deaths in Australia from 1964. It comprises information about causes of death and other characteristics of the person, such as sex, age at death, area of usual residence and Indigenous status.

Collection details

Temporal coverage

from 1 January 1964

Geographical coverage

National and state and territory  |  Other

Data availability

  • Publications
  • Summary tables published in electronic form
  • Client specified tables on request which may be subject to data provider approval (charges apply)
  • Restrictions and limitations govern the availability or use of data in this holding.

Data scope

All deaths in Australia since 1964


Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

Life expectancy and deaths data

External links and information 

DQS underpinning the NMD can be found in the following Australian Bureau or Statistics (ABS) publications:

ABS quality declaration summary for Deaths, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3302.0) 

ABS quality declaration summary for Causes of death, Australia (ABS cat. no. 3303.0)


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