Standardised mortality in Australia

The numbers of deaths increase, whilst mortality rates decline.

Why were the numbers of deaths in Australia higher in 2021 than in the previous year?

Three factors influence death counts in a population:

  • Age structure: mortality risks increase with age, so older populations have more deaths.
  • Mortality rates within age groups: in age bands, these rates…



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Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.