Leading Causes of death in Australia

According to the latest WHO data published in 2017; Causes of death in Australia, demographic summary, health risks, cancer rank by type, world rankings, health profile in Australia. What is the leading cause of death in Australia?

Causes of Death


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank Deaths (%)
Coronary Heart Disease 54.11 173 23,153 (17.96%)
Alzheimers/Dementia 29.61 28 13,446 (10.43%)
Stroke 24.06 177 10,516 (8.16%)
Lung Cancers 20.95 56 8,461 (6.56%)
Lung Disease 18.79 121 8,180 (6.35%)
Prostate Cancer 17.14 83 3,488 (2.71%)
Breast Cancer 16.54 93 3,235 (2.51%)
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.46 44 5,847 (4.54%)
Diabetes Mellitus 10.59 152 4,484 (3.48%)
Suicide 10.52 84 2,819 (2.19%)
Influenza and Pneumonia 9.68 169 4,151 (3.22%)
Lymphomas 6.82 43 2,808 (2.18%)
Pancreas Cancer 6.49 47 2,630 (2.04%)
Skin Cancers 6.04 2 2,380 (1.85%)
Kidney Disease 5.95 163 2,594 (2.01%)
Endocrine Disorders 5.53 91 2,174 (1.69%)
Falls 5.29 89 2,282 (1.77%)
Road Traffic Accidents 4.94 162 1,295 (1.00%)
Ovary Cancer 4.85 75 989 (0.77%)
Leukemia 4.68 43 1,882 (1.46%)
Other Injuries 4.41 156 1,675 (1.30%)
Liver Disease 4.34 169 1,434 (1.11%)
Drug Use 4.30 14 1,076 (0.83%)
Liver Cancer 4.24 124 1,644 (1.28%)
Parkinson's Disease 3.88 15 1,753 (1.36%)
Inflammatory/Heart 3.80 140 1,421 (1.10%)
Oesophagus Cancer 3.46 65 1,376 (1.07%)
Stomach Cancer 3.35 143 1,325 (1.03%)
Congenital Anomalies 2.98 166 659 (0.51%)
Other Neoplasms 2.95 82 1,216 (0.94%)
Hypertension 2.78 170 1,227 (0.95%)
Bladder Cancer 2.73 66 1,178 (0.91%)
Oral Cancer 2.31 112 879 (0.68%)
Uterin Cancer 2.03 87 398 (0.31%)
Cervical Cancer 1.88 162 369 (0.29%)
Low Birth Weight 1.29 172 226 (0.18%)
Asthma 1.21 137 457 (0.35%)
Alcohol 1.20 116 388 (0.30%)
Skin Disease 1.08 119 465 (0.36%)
Epilepsy 1.00 148 299 (0.23%)
Violence 0.92 166 224 (0.17%)
Rheumatic Heart Disease 0.86 144 351 (0.27%)
Drownings 0.82 160 205 (0.16%)
Birth Trauma 0.68 149 119 (0.09%)
Peptic Ulcer Disease 0.66 167 277 (0.21%)
Diarrhoeal diseases 0.61 154 262 (0.20%)
Multiple Sclerosis 0.49 35 177 (0.14%)
Rheumatoid Arthritis 0.46 42 198 (0.15%)
Poisonings 0.38 136 110 (0.09%)
Anemia 0.36 91 163 (0.13%)

Demographic Summary

Australia
Value World Rank
Population total 23,232,413 55
Sex ratio m / f 1.01 56
Population 0-14 17.8% 149
Population 15-64 66.1% 79
Population 65 + 16.1% 33

Health Risks Factors


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
Total World Rank
Alcohol Liters 10.6 33
Male Female World Rank
Smoking Percent 16.7 13.1 120 / 47
Male Female World Rank
Obesity Percent 29.6 28.4 16 / 56
Total World Rank
Happiness Score 7.27 10

Cancer Rank By Type


per 100,000 population POOR GOOD
CAUSES Rate World Rank
Lung Cancers 20.95 56
Prostate Cancer 17.14 83
Breast Cancer 16.54 93
Colon-Rectum Cancers 14.46 44
Pancreas Cancer 6.49 47
Skin Cancers 6.04 2
Ovary Cancer 4.85 75
Liver Cancer 4.24 124
Oesophagus Cancer 3.46 65
Stomach Cancer 3.35 143
Bladder Cancer 2.73 66
Oral Cancer 2.31 112
Uterin Cancer 2.03 87
Cervical Cancer 1.88 162

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Health Data used is WHO 2014, 2017 updates, World Bank and the United Nations for population.
We do not guarantee the accuracy of this data.