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 Tasmania.

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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, 10,808 less 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 Tasmania, there were 4,663 deaths, 376 more than the number registered in the previous year (4,287).

The following table shows the top 5 local government areas of deaths registered in Tasmania, 2019. To learn more about death rates and funeral industry trends in Australia visit eziFunerals.com.au.

 

Top 5 Areas for Deaths in Tasmania

 

Local Government Area

Number of Deaths

Standardised Death Rates (per 1000 population)

Launceston 610 7.0
Clarence 513 5.6
Glenorchy 483 6.9
Hobart 432 5.4
Kingborough 293 4.9

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

 

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