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There were 899 deaths due to COVID-19 registered in 2020, accounting for 0.6% of all deaths in Australia. There were slightly more deaths among females (460 deaths, 51%) than among males (439 deaths, 49%). Note that 2020 data presented in this report are preliminary and subject to further minor revisions by the ABS.
The number (and rates) of deaths increased with increasing age; there were no deaths among those aged under 30 and approximately 2% of all COVID-19 deaths were among those aged 30–59, whereas 59% deaths occurred among those aged 85 and over (Figure 4.1).
While deaths due to COVID-19 were registered among residents of every state and territory in 2020, the majority of deaths were among people residing in Victoria (800 deaths, 89%), followed by people residing in New South Wales (60 deaths, 7%).
For the latest statistics on deaths due to COVID-19, see Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports Provisional Mortality Statistics and COVID-19 Mortality in Australia, and ‘Chapter 1 The impact of a new disease: COVID-19 from 2020, 2021 and into 2022’ in Australia’s health 2022: data insights (AIHW 2022 forthcoming).
Source: AIHW National Mortality Database (Table S4.1).
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