The National Mortality Database (NMD) holds records for deaths in Australia from 1964. The database 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 other data in this holding

Data scope

All deaths in Australia since 1964

Methodology

Admin data

Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)

DQS underpinning the NMD are in these Australian Bureau of 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)

External links and information 

Deaths data

Contact

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