Premature mortality refers to deaths that occur at a younger age than a selected cut-off. For this report it is deaths that occur in people aged younger than 75.

  • Cat. no: WEB 87
Findings from this report:
  • Over 1 in 3 deaths (34%) occurred among people younger than 75

  • 1 in 2 premature deaths were considered potentially avoidable

  • 4 in 5 Indigenous deaths (2008–2012) occurred among people under 75

  • 1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 25–44 were due to suicide