Data tables for the population distributions, and for the less common causes of death, are provided for each State and Territory, the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, each urban, rural, and remote area, and covering the period 1985-1996. Data files contain separate mortality profiles for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, hypertensive disease, other ischaemic heart disease, heart failure, atherosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, other diseases of the circulatory system (defined in the Introduction on page 2), and all causes. The mortality profiles are in the same format as the profiles in the hard copy report. For each cause of death, the tables contain:

  • numbers of deaths by year, age group and sex;
  • age-specific death rates by year, age group and sex;
  • crude and age-standardised death rates by year and sex, for all ages and ages 25 to 74;
  • annual rates of change (with indicators of statistical significance); and
  • differences between the most recent death rate and that expected based on projections for that year (with indicators of statistical significance).

Where the number of deaths is less than 16 in any age specific group, the total number of deaths are given by year and sex, in place of a full mortality profile. For the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, the Indigenous population and remote areas, only the total number of deaths are given for the majority of the causes of death. The population distributions are given at the national, State and Territory, Indigenous and urban, rural and remote levels, and are presented for each 10-year age group for males and females for the relevant years. (Due to the 12-year time series the tables are in landscape form, with the columns on the far right (columns: N-Q) indicating the State or Territory and the gender.)