Remoteness areas

Years of life lost (YLL) has been estimated by remoteness areas at the national level for the years 2011 and 2015.

Remoteness is divided into Major cities, Inner regional, Outer regional, Remote and Very Remote, defined by an areas relative distance to services.

The key results also include estimates of excess burden. Excess burden refers to the reduction in YLL that would occur if Very remote areas experienced the same rate of fatal burden that is experienced in Major cities.

Use the interactive graphs to explore the number or rate of YLL in Australia across remoteness areas for selected disease groups in 2011 or 2015 for males, females or persons.

Note that the 2015 data by remoteness area is preliminary and excludes deaths that were registered in 2016 due to missing remoteness information at the time of writing. This data will be updated in the final release of burden of disease estimates from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015 (expected early 2019).