The latest data on deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Queensland raises some interesting data for the funeral industry.

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In Australia there were 160,909 deaths registered in 2017, 2,405 more than the number of deaths registered in 2016 (158,504). In Queensland, there were 31,555 deaths, 1,865 more than the number of deaths registered in 2016 (29,690).

As our population grows and ages, we can expect an increase in the number of deaths to double in the next 25 years.


Top 10 Areas for Deaths in Queensland

In 2017, Brisbane recorded more deaths (6,642) than any other local government area. In this list, Fraser Coast recorded the highest standardised death rate (6.3 deaths per 1,000 population). The following table shows the areas where most deaths are registered in Queensland.

Local Government Area  

Number of Deaths


Standardised Death Rates (per 1000 population)

Brisbane 6,642 5.2
Gold Coast 3,890 5.1
Moreton Bay 2,870 5.7
Sunshine Coast 2,191 4.9
Logan 1,700 6.0
Toowoomba 1,259 5.8
Townsville 1,121 6.2
Redland 1,119 5.3
Fraser Coast 1,085 6.3
Ipswich 1,024 6.2



Queensland deaths compared to other states

In 2017, (19.6%) of deaths in Australia were to residents of Queensland. The following table shows the distribution of deaths registered in Australia’s states and territories.


Number of Deaths


% of Deaths

NSW 52 778 32.8
VIC 39 791 24.7
QLD 31 555 19.6
SA 14 052 8.7
WA 14 494 9.0
TAS 4 780 3.0
NT 1 106 0.7
ACT 2 320 1.4
AUSTRALIA 160 909 100.0



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