The latest Deaths report (2019) released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides some interesting facts about deaths and mortality rates.

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  • There were 169,301 registered deaths in 2019, an increase of 10,808 since 2018.
  • The standardised death rate increased to 5.3 deaths, from 5.1 in 2018.
  • Infant deaths increased by 21 deaths to 1,009.
  • There were more male deaths (88,346) than female deaths (80,955), resulting in a sex ratio of 109.1 male deaths for every 100 female deaths.
  • Over three quarters (78.3%) of deaths registered were to usual residents of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland combined.

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