Table 1

Australia’s 2020–2021 mortality reduction

Age-standardised deaths per 100 000 people
2015–20192020–2021ChangeChange (%)
Persons528.4497.0−31.4−5.9
Males625.8587.8−38.1−6.1
Females443.0416.5−26.4−6.0
Respiratory diseases45.736.3−9.4−20.5
 Influenza and pneumonia10.15.9−4.2−41.8
 Chronic lower respiratory conditions25.020.5−4.4−17.7
Cancer155.5148.0−7.5−4.8
Ischaemic heart diseases47.138.8−8.4−17.7
Cerebrovascular diseases30.625.7−4.9−15.9
Dementia40.840.90.10.3
Diabetes14.514.50.0−0.1
  • Source: Authors’ analysis, based on Australian Bureau of Statistics, Provisional Mortality Statistics. Cause-specific mortality is based only on doctor-certified deaths.