In 2018, in Australia, 2,789 babies died in the perinatal period. Three-quarters (2,115) were stillbirths and the remaining 674 were neonatal deaths. This web report provides information related to these deaths, including causes, maternal characteristics, timing and investigations.
- Cat. no: PER 107
There were 9.2 perinatal deaths for every 1,000 births in 2018
Nearly 2 in 5 perinatal deaths (38%) occurred before 22 completed weeks’ gestation
Every day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn and 2 die within 28 days of birth (neonatal death)
More than 30% of deaths were caused by a congenital anomaly