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ABS Causes of Death Collection

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Item type:Help on this termData Source
Description:Help on this termThe registration of deaths is the responsibility of the individual state and territory Registrars of Births, Deaths and Marriages. As part of the registration process, information about the cause of death is supplied by the medical practitioner certifying the death or by a coroner. Other information about the deceased is supplied by a relative or other person acquainted with the deceased, or by an official of the institution where the death occurred. This information is provided to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) by individual Registrars for coding and compilation into aggregate statistics. In addition, the ABS supplements this data with information from the National Coroners Information Service (NCIS).
Link to data source:Help on this termhttp://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/7f9c63244d12d1d0ca257090001cd4cc/4fc2e45fa041c764ca256bd000284a93!OpenDocument
Quality statement:Help on this termABS causes of death collection, QS

Collection and usage attributes

Frequency:Help on this termAnnual

Source and reference attributes

Data custodian:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics