Fatal burden is a measure of years lost due to dying prematurely and is important information for health planning and policy development.

Preliminary estimates from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 study can be explored through interactive data visualisations. Fatal burden estimates by specific diseases, conditions or injuries can be viewed at the national level, by state/territory, remoteness areas and socioeconomic group. Comparisons of changes in fatal burden over time are also presented.

  • Cat. no: BOD 18
Findings from this report:
  • Very Remote areas experienced fatal burden 1.9 times higher than Major cities in 2015

  • 2.4 million years of life were lost (YLL) from all diseases in 2015

  • Leading causes of fatal burden over 65 years were coronary heart disease, dementia & lung cancer

  • Fatal burden was 55% higher in the lowest socioeconomic group compared with the highest group in 2015