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Deaths from all causes

Males, Actual, 2017
649.4Males, Actual, 2016
642.1Males, Actual, 2015
650.9Males, Actual, 2014
657.5Males, Actual, 2013
659.3Males, Actual, 2012
685.1Males, Actual, 2011
698Males, Actual, 2010
685.5Males, Actual, 2009
712.1Males, Actual, 2008
742.1Males, Actual, 2007
749.9Males, Actual, 2006
758.7Males, Actual, 2005
759Males, Actual, 2004
797Males, Actual, 2003
808.2Males, Actual, 2002
840.2Males, Actual, 2001
831.5Males, Actual, 2000
876.6Males, Actual, 1999
910.8Males, Actual, 1998
928.5Males, Actual, 1997
965.5Males, Actual, 1996
994.1Males, Actual, 1995
1010.7Males, Actual, 1994
1066.3Males, Actual, 1993
1024.9Males, Actual, 1992
1095.6Males, Actual, 1991
1078.7Males, Actual, 1990
1132.2Males, Actual, 1989
1240.3Males, Actual, 1988
1186.1Males, Actual, 1987
1215.1Males, Actual, 1986
1194.7Males, Actual, 1985
1323.3Males, Actual, 1984
1285.4Males, Actual, 1983
1305.4Males, Actual, 1982
1372.2Males, Actual, 1981
1371.1Males, Actual, 1980
1373.6Males, Actual, 1979
1368.3Males, Actual, 1978
1434.3Males, Projected, 2028*
480Males, Projected, 2027*
490.1Males, Projected, 2026*
500.4Males, Projected, 2025*
511Males, Projected, 2024*
521.8Males, Projected, 2023*
532.9Males, Projected, 2022*
544.3Males, Projected, 2021*
556Males, Projected, 2020*
567.9Males, Projected, 2019*
580.2Females, Actual, 2017
438.8Females, Actual, 2016
437.1Females, Actual, 2015
448Females, Actual, 2014
455.7Females, Actual, 2013
438.7Females, Actual, 2012
462Females, Actual, 2011
467.1Females, Actual, 2010
461.2Females, Actual, 2009
468.4Females, Actual, 2008
490.9Females, Actual, 2007
492.5Females, Actual, 2006
496.1Females, Actual, 2005
495Females, Actual, 2004
519.9Females, Actual, 2003
532.5Females, Actual, 2002
537Females, Actual, 2001
530.5Females, Actual, 2000
563.3Females, Actual, 1999
567.3Females, Actual, 1998
580.5Females, Actual, 1997
609.9Females, Actual, 1996
618.1Females, Actual, 1995
631.4Females, Actual, 1994
652.8Females, Actual, 1993
631.7Females, Actual, 1992
667Females, Actual, 1991
666.8Females, Actual, 1990
689.8Females, Actual, 1989
753.1Females, Actual, 1988
731.1Females, Actual, 1987
744.8Females, Actual, 1986
731.2Females, Actual, 1985
794.4Females, Actual, 1984
775.2Females, Actual, 1983
782Females, Actual, 1982
819.4Females, Actual, 1981
804.4Females, Actual, 1980
810.3Females, Actual, 1979
822Females, Actual, 1978
867Females, Projected, 2028*
355.4Females, Projected, 2027*
361.2Females, Projected, 2026*
367.2Females, Projected, 2025*
373.3Females, Projected, 2024*
379.5Females, Projected, 2023*
385.8Females, Projected, 2022*
392.2Females, Projected, 2021*
398.8Females, Projected, 2020*
405.5Females, Projected, 2019*
  • + Source

    Mortality estimates for years up to 2005 are based on Australian Bureau of Statistics death registration data. Data from 2006 onwards were provided by the Australian Coordinating Registry, Cause of Death Unit Record File; the data for the most 2 recent years are preliminary (SAPHaRI, Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence, NSW Ministry of Health)

  • + Notes

    Only NSW residents are included. Deaths were classified using ICD-10 from 1997 onwards. Rates were age-adjusted using the Australian population as at 30 June 2001.

    Counts of deaths for the latest year of data include an estimate of the number of deaths occurring in that year but registered in the next year.

    The projections are extrapolations of age specific rates for each sex using Poisson regression models.

    Projections were calculated using estimated populations based on Australian Bureau of Statistics Estimated Resident Populations and projections produced by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE). See methods tab for more detail.

    * Projected trends.

    LL/UL 95%CI = lower and upper limits of the 95% confidence interval for the point estimate. 

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  • + Methods
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    • Codes: Death from all causes


      The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems

      National Centre for Classification in Health, Australia; CM - Clinical Modification; AM - Australian Modification


      DescriptionICD-9 & ICD-9-CMICD-10 & ICD-10-AMComments
      Death from all causes 001 - V82.9 A00 - Z99.9 All records are included for NSW residents only.

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    • Key points: Deaths

        • In 2018, there were 53,456 deaths of residents in NSW. The number of deaths has increased by around 13% in the 10 years since 2009. However, the death rate has decreased by around 12% over this period due to an increasing population.

        • The age standardised death rate was 506.4 per 100,000 population in NSW in 2018.  

        • In 2018 the age-adjusted male death rate was around 46% higher than the female death rate (610.5 compared with 417.0 per 100,000 population respectively). This difference has declined from 52% over the last 10 years since 2009.

        • In 2018, there were 294 infant deaths in NSW, which was 2.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. The infant mortality rate in Australia was 3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2018.

    • Introduction: Deaths


      Death or mortality statistics are published at regular intervals in most countries and usually show numbers and rates of deaths by sex, age and other variables. A death rate is an estimate of the proportion of the population that dies during a specified period (Last 2001). In this report it is expressed as the number of deaths per 100,000 population (person-years).

      The proportion of people in different age groups varies between geographic areas and over time and can therefore influence death rate comparisons within these dimensions. Age-adjustment (also known as age-standardisation) allows for the comparison of death rates across geographic areas and over time after removing the effects of the different age structures in these dimensions.

      Refer to the Methods tab for more information.

      Death rates internationally

      Death rates from all causes are low in Australia and NSW by international standards. The World Health Organization classifies Australia into an ‘A stratum’, with very low child and adult mortality. Comparisons by country reveal that the probability of dying between 15 and 60 years per 1,000 population (WHO calculated adult mortality rate) spans from around 50 in selected developed countries to just under 500 in some African countries. Australia’s rate was 61 per 1,000 in 2016, which placed it 16th out of 183 reported countries (WHO 2018).


      World Health Organization. World health statistics. Geneva: WHO. Available at:

    • Interventions: Deaths

      Interventions aiming to reduce deaths rates in NSW are embedded in strategies dealing with specific health issues or specific disadvantaged populations.

    • For more information: Deaths

      Useful websites include:

      Australian Bureau of Statistics at

      Australian Institute of Health and Welfare at

      healthdirect at

Last Updated At: Tuesday, 16 June 2020