The latest statistical snapshot on deaths by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) [24/09/2020] raises some interesting data for the funeral industry in South Australia.

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Although rising deaths are good for the funeral industry, it raises some concerns for shareholders of InvoCare and Propel Funeral Partners. Combined with increased competition by independent funeral directors, lower funeral price offerings by competitors, greater demand for direct cremation and online funeral disruptors, like eziFunerals, these big funeral chains are starting to see a decline in market share and funeral volumes. See our article ‘The elephant, the gazelle and the mouse‘.

In 2019, there were 169,301 deaths registered in Australia, 10,880 more than the number registered in the previous year (158,493). Over three quarters (78.3%) of these deaths occurred in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland combined. In South Australia, there were 13,917 deaths, 346 more than the number registered in the previous year (13,571).

The following table shows the top 10 local government areas of deaths registered in South Australia, 2019. To learn more about death rates and funeral industry trends in Australia visit eziFunerals.com.au.

 

Top 10 Areas for Deaths in South Australia

 

Local Government Area

Number of Deaths

Standardised Death Rates (per 1000 population)

Onkaparinga 1,253 5.5
Salisbury 949 6.4
Port Adelaide-Enfield 992 6.2
Charles Sturt 1061 5.4
Marion 732 5.1
Tea Tree Gully 645 4.7
Playford 628 6.8
West Torrens 515 5.5
Mitcham 502 4.4
Unley 475 6.5

Source: Australia Bureau of Statistics – Deaths, Australia, 2019

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