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Deaths data are a vital measure of a population’s health and provide information on patterns of diseases that cause death, by population groups and over time. Examining death patterns can help explain differences and changes in health status, evaluate health strategies, and guide planning and policy-making.
This web report presents updated data to 2020 on deaths, causes of death and life expectancy in Australia.
In 2020, 49% of deaths for people aged less than 75 in Australia were potentially avoidable deaths
In 2020, the leading cause of death for males was coronary heart disease (12%)
Over the period 1907 to 2020, the age-standardised death rate fell by 76% in Australia
In 2020, there were 26,995 potentially avoidable deaths in Australia
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