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ABS Death Registrations Collection

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Mortality data are a key source of information on the health status of Australians.

Statistics on deaths are a by-product of the administrative process by which registrars of births, deaths and marriages register deaths. It is a legal requirement of each state and territory that all deaths are registered. Information about the deceased is supplied by a relative or other person acquainted wtih the deceased, or by an official of the institution where the death occurred.

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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2015. Deaths, Australia, 2014. ABS cat. no. 3302.0. http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3302.0

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Australian Bureau of Statistics