Further information and resources


This web report was written by Jenna Haddin and Dinesh Indraharan with input from Louise York, Tim Beard, Grant Waraker, Arianne Schlumpp and Jeanette Tyas. It was reviewed by Lisa McGlynn and Jenny Hargreaves from the AIHW.

Subject matter expertise was received from the Cardiovascular Diabetes and Kidney Unit, Cancer and Screening Unit, Mental Health and Palliative Care Unit, Australian Burden of Disease Study, and Indigenous Modelling and Research Unit at the AIHW; and from the Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring (ACAM) at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, the National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU) at Flinders University, Dr Paul Clark (University of Queensland), members of the Cancer Monitoring Advisory Group, member of the Diabetes Expert Group and members of the Cardiovascular Disease Expert Advisory Group.

Cause of Death Unit Record File data are provided to the AIHW by the Registries of Births, Deaths and Marriages and the National Coronial Information System (managed by the Victorian Department of Justice) and include cause of death coded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data are maintained by the AIHW in the National Mortality Database.


ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACAM Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th revision
NISU National Injury Surveillance Unit
OECD Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development
PAD  potentially avoidable deaths
PYLL  potential years of life lost
SCRGSP  Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
WHO  World Health Organisation
YLL years of life lost