Excess Mortality Rate in Australia 16.8% Above Average: Gov’t Report

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released the report on July 29, 2022.

In 2022, there were 59,147 deaths that occurred by 30 April and were registered by 30 June, which is 8,513 (16.8%) more than the historical average.

In April there were 14,492 deaths, 1,580 (12.2%) above the historical average.

A total of 12,789 of the deaths occurring in April 2022 were doctor certified and 1,703 were coroner referred.

The age-standardized death rate (SDR) for April 2022 was 41.3 per 100,000 people. This was higher than the baseline average (40.3).

Australia's excess mortality rates 2021-2022

The number of deaths are provisional and will increase as additional registrations are received by the ABS.

For more details, see abs.gov.au/statistics/health/causes-death/provisional-mortality-statistics/latest-release

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency and “an official source of independent, reliable information.”

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