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ABS Perinatal Deaths Collection

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ABS perinatal deaths statistics are sourced from the ABS Perinatal Deaths Collection. This collection  includes all deaths that occurred and were registered in Australia, including deaths of persons whose usual residence is overseas. Deaths of Australian residents that occurred outside Australia may be registered by individual Registrars, but are not included in ABS deaths or perinatal deaths statistics.

From the 2006 reference year, the scope of the perinatal death statistics includes all fetal deaths of at least 20 weeks' gestation or at least 400 grams birth weight, and all neonatal deaths (all live born babies who die within 28 days of birth, regardless of gestation or weight) which are:

  • registered in Australia for the reference year and are received by the ABS by the end of the March quarter of the subsequent year; and
  • registered prior to the reference year but not previously received from the Registrar nor included in any statistics reported for an earlier period.


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ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) 2015. Causes of Death, Australia, 2013. ABS cat. no. 3303.0

Quality declaration—Perinatal Data, Summary

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Australian Bureau of Statistics