The latest statistical snapshot on deaths by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) raises some interesting data for the funeral industry in South Australia.

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In 2018, there were 158,493 deaths registered in Australia, 2,416 less than the number registered in the previous year (160,909). Over three quarters (77.4%) of these deaths occurred in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland combined.

In South Australia, there were 13,571 deaths, 481 less than the number registered in the previous year (14,052).

The following table shows the top 10 local government areas of deaths registered in South Australia, 2018.


Top 10 Areas for Deaths in South Australia

Local Government Area

Number of Deaths

Standardised Death Rates (per 1000 population)

Onkaparinga 1,165 5.6
Salisbury 1,020 6.4
Port Adelaide-Enfield 989 6.3
Charles Sturt 981 5.4
Marion 723 5.1
Tea Tree Gully 659 4.8
Playford 596 6.8
West Torrens 551 5.4
Mitcham 487 4.3
Unley 417 6.3

Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics – Deaths, Australia, 2018


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