Premature mortality refers to deaths that occur at a younger age than a selected cut-off. For this report it is deaths that occur in people aged younger than 75.

  • Cat. no: WEB 87
Findings from this report:
  • 1 in 5 deaths among adults aged 25–44 were due to suicide

  • In 2012, there were 49,692 premature deaths in Australia

  • 35% decrease in the rate of premature deaths between 1997 and 2012

  • 4 in 5 Indigenous deaths (2008–2012) occurred among people under 75