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Causes of death across Australia are changing due to Population Increase, Life Expectancy rise and Living Standard.On this below article we provide graphical representation of major causes of death in Australia.

Highlights of Australia BMI and Diet Compositions

Comprehensive data on food supply and consumption is published by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Data was analyzed by The Global Graph and is published in these below Highlights, Graphs and Tables (Data Quality & Definations)
  • As per United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), average person in Australia gets their caloric supply from :
    • Carbohydrates : 48.31%48.31%
    • Fat : 43.92%43.92%
    • Animal protein : 9.28%9.28%
    • Plant protein : 4.48%4.48%
  • 5.99% increase in caloric supply : Currently Australia gets 3276/kilocalories per person per day worth of caloric supply when compared to 3091/kilocalories per person per day in Year 1961
  • Oils & Fats, Cereals & Grains and Meat are three major diet compositions in Australia
  • Wheat, Rice and Maize are three major Cereal preferences in Australia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations on vegitable intake is to range between 200-250g per day and in Australia average intake is 281.73 grams
  • Apples, Oranges & Mandarines and Bananas are three major Fruit Types Intake in Australia
  • National and World Health Organization (WHO) typically set a guideline of 200g Fruit Intake per day and in Australia average Fruit intake is 241.53grams
  • In Australia, average male height is in increasing trend and female height is in increasing trend
  • 67.20% of population is suffering from obesity and this trend is continously increasing from last few years
  • Average Male BMI in Australia is in range of obese and Average Female BMI is in range of obese (BMI = Body Mass Index - The WHO define a BMI <=18.5 as 'underweight'; 18.5 to 25 as 'normal/healthy'; 25.0 to 30.0 as 'obese')


Breakdown of the average per capita intake of cereals by specific cereal-based commodity types, measured in kilocalories per person per day. This figure measures the primary equivalent of all food products derived from a given commodity (e.g. "wheat" represents the primary equivalent of its derived products). Data refers to cereal food supply at the consumer level but does not account for consumer wastage in
Cereal Preferences in Australia
RankCerealskcal/capita/day
1Wheat584
2Rice101
3Maize42
4Rye12
5Oats1
6Barley0

This below table shows the Diet Compositions (Average per capita dietary energy supply by commodity groups, measured in kilocalories per person per day) in Australia
Diet Compositions in Australia
RankTypekilocalories per person per day
1Oils & Fats774
2Cereals & Grains741
3Meat517
4Sugar384
5Dairy & Eggs371
6Fruits & Vegetables183
7Alcoholic Beverages136
8Starchy Roots90
9Other68
10Pulses12


Major Cause of Death



Cardiovascular diseases was major cause of death in Australia with 52790 registered deaths (in year 2016) i.e. 33% of total deaths. Overall Cardiovascular diseases, Cancers and Dementia were highest types of death causes in Australia.
    Major Cause of Death in Australia
  • Maximum number of deaths is seen in age group 70+ with 124402 deaths (year 2016).
  • 49.46% kids below age 5 years die due to Neonatal disorders.
  • Cancers, Road accidents and Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases are the major cause of death in kids aging 5 - 14 years.
  • Cancers, Suicide and Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death in people aging 14 - 49 years.
  • Cancers, Cardiovascular diseases and Respiratory disease are the major cause of death in people aging more than 50 years.
  • Overall its observed that 52% of people aging more than 50 years die due to Cancers.
Read more about Cardiovascular diseases

Major Cause of Deaths in Australia (and it's count) Number of Deaths in Australia - Age wise (only due to Major diseases)


Major Risk Factors of Death



  • Three Major factors of death in Australia are High blood pressure, Smoking and High body-mass index (obesity). Every year around 46 people die due to High blood pressure.
  • Low birth weight and Child wasting are the major risk factor of kids death aging under 5 years.
  • Alcohol use and Iron deficiency are the major risk factors of death of people aging between 5 to 14 years.
  • Alcohol use, Drug use and High body-mass index (obesity) are the death risk factors of people aging between 15 to 49 years.
  • Smoking, High body-mass index (obesity) and Alcohol use are the major death risk factors of people aging between 50 to 69 years.
  • High blood pressure is the major death risk factors for people aging more than 70 years.


Major Cause of Deaths in Australia (and it's count)


Cancer Analysis



2.01% of Australia population was suffering from cancer i.e. 599911 people (average of years 2011-2016). Highest number of cancer patients deaths were recorded due to Colon & rectum cancer (Count : 5957) and Prostate cancer was also concerning with 3987 deaths in a year. In last few years it has been observed that, people suffering from Liver cancer have 14% of survival chance.Australia was really successful in diagnosing Testicular cancer where 99% of people were cured.Highest number of cancer patients i.e. 273166 people were of age group 70+ year olds.In 2016, 75006 were suffering from Colon & rectum cancer out of which 5957 people were dead. This means 7.94% death rate of people suffering from Colon & rectum cancer. This below data represents major cancer types in Australia and number of deaths due to particular cancer types :

    Highlights of Cancer in Australia :
  • 2.01 % of Australia population is suffering from cancer
  • Highest number of deaths were registered due to Colon & rectum cancer
  • Testicular cancer was most cured cancer in Australia
  • Colon & rectum cancer got lowest survival rate
Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Australia

Tables (Appendix)



Major Cause of Deaths in Australia (and it's count)
Cause of Death Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Dementia 14977 9.23%
Cardiovascular diseases 52790 32.52%
Kidney disease 4220 2.6%
Respiratory disease 10277 6.33%
Liver disease 2164 1.33%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 11201 6.9%
Digestive disease 3821 2.35%
Hepatitis 114 0.07%
Cancers 48601 29.94%
Parkinson's disease 1721 1.06%
Fire 169 0.1%
Malaria 0 0%
Drowning 210 0.13%
Homicide 310 0.19%
HIV/AIDS 74 0.05%
Drug disorder 1074 0.66%
Tuberculosis 73 0.04%
Road incidents 1656 1.02%
Maternal deaths 16 0.01%
Neonatal deaths 507 0.31%
Alcohol disorder 461 0.28%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 257 0.16%
Liver disease 2164 1.33%
Suicide 2828 1.74%
Digestive disease 3821 2.35%
Kidney disease 4220 2.6%
Lower respiratory infections 4423.87750398 2.72%
Respiratory disease 10277 6.33%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 11201 6.9%
Dementia 14977 9.23%
Cancers 48601 29.94%
Cardiovascular diseases 52790 32.52%



Australia - Cause of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Homicide 13 1.27%
Congenital birth defects 0 0%
Cancers 1 0.1%
Diabetes, blood and endocrine disease 0 0%
Lower respiratory infections 1 0.1%
Drowning 9 0.88%
Road accidents 0 0%
Neonatal infections 507 49.46%
Homicide 27 2.63%
Cardiovascular disease 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.1%
Digestive diseases 27 2.63%
Fire 0 0%
Kidney disease 5 0.49%
HIV/AIDS 40 3.9%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Liver disease 5 0.49%
Nutritional deficiencies 34 3.32%
Hepatitis 1 0.1%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.2%
Tuberculosis 12 1.17%
Drug use disorders 292 28.49%
Measles 27 2.63%
Natural disasters 0 0%
21 2.05%



Australia - Cause of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 10 5.32%
Homicide 8 4.26%
Nutritional deficiencies 0 0%
Protein-energy malnutrition 0 0%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 0 0%
Diarrheal diseases 1 0.53%
Road accidents 44 23.4%
Tuberculosis 0 0%
HIV/AIDS 1 0.53%
Drowning 10 5.32%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 3 1.6%
Cancers 70 37.23%
Hepatitis 0 0%
Digestive diseases 2 1.06%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 19 10.11%
Liver disease 1 0.53%
Respiratory disease 7 3.72%
Kidney disease 1 0.53%
Cardiovascular disease 7 3.72%
Lower respiratory infections 4 2.13%


Australia - Cause of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 1695 19.73%
Homicide 199 2.32%
Nutritional deficiencies 3 0.03%
Protein-energy malnutrition 2 0.02%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 8 0.09%
Diarrheal diseases 6 0.07%
Road accidents 867 10.09%
Tuberculosis 4 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 42 0.49%
Drowning 92 1.07%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 25 0.29%
Cancers 2450 28.51%
Hepatitis 29 0.34%
Digestive diseases 85 0.99%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 357 4.15%
Liver disease 322 3.75%
Respiratory disease 155 1.8%
Kidney disease 63 0.73%
Cardiovascular disease 1201 13.98%
Drug disorder 760 8.84%
Alcohol disorder 127 1.48%
Parkinson's disease 4 0.05%
Dementia 7 0.08%
Lower respiratory infections 90 1.05%


Australia - Cause of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 775 2.62%
Homicide 63 0.21%
Nutritional deficiencies 13 0.04%
Protein-energy malnutrition 10 0.03%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 11 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 22 0.07%
Road accidents 355 1.2%
Tuberculosis 15 0.05%
HIV/AIDS 28 0.09%
Drowning 51 0.17%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 24 0.08%
Cancers 15489 52.4%
Hepatitis 56 0.19%
Digestive diseases 451 1.53%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 1579 5.34%
Liver disease 1008 3.41%
Respiratory disease 1607 5.44%
Kidney disease 391 1.32%
Cardiovascular diseases 6300 21.31%
Dementia 378 1.28%
Parkinson's disease 138 0.47%
Drug disorder 229 0.77%
Alcohol disorder 199 0.67%
Lower respiratory infections 365 1.23%


Australia - Cause of Death in Age : 70 + years
Cause Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Suicide 348 0.28%
Homicide 26 0.02%
Nutritional deficiencies 144 0.12%
Protein-energy malnutrition 107 0.09%
Natural disasters 0 0%
Heat-related deaths (hot or cold exposure) 52 0.04%
Diarrheal diseases 219 0.18%
Road accidents 364 0.3%
Tuberculosis 54 0.04%
HIV/AIDS 3 0%
Drowning 30 0.02%
Malaria 0 0%
Fire 112 0.09%
Cancers 30552 24.79%
Hepatitis 29 0.02%
Digestive diseases 3278 2.66%
Diabetes, blood, and endocrine diseases 9212 7.48%
Liver disease 832 0.68%
Respiratory disease 8505 6.9%
Kidney disease 3762 3.05%
Cardiovascular disease 45270 36.74%
Parkinson's disease 1578 1.28%
Dementia 14593 11.84%
Drug use disorders 85 0.07%
Alcohol use disorders 135 0.11%
Lower respiratory infections 3937 3.19%


Major Risk Factors of Death (count) in Australia
Major Risk Factors Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Unsafe water source 46 0.04%
Poor sanitation 10 0.01%
No access to handwashing facility 62 0.05%
Household air pollution 59 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 3071 2.38%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 0%
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0%
Child wasting 11 0.01%
Child stunting 1 0%
Low birth weight 210 0.16%
Secondhand smoke 1166 0.9%
Alcohol use 8123 6.29%
Drug use 2219 1.72%
Diet low in fruits 5459 4.22%
Diet low in vegetables 4428 3.43%
Unsafe sex 508 0.39%
Low physical activity 5217 4.04%
High blood sugar 15057 11.65%
High cholesterol 14680 11.36%
High body-mass index (obesity) 18195 14.08%
High blood pressure 27217 21.06%
Smoking 21267 16.46%
Iron deficiency 3 0%
Zinc deficiency 0 0%
Vitamin-A deficiency 0 0%
Low bone mineral density 2201 1.7%


Australia - Risk of Death in Age : Under 5 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Discontinued breastfeeding 1 0.42%
Non-exclusive breastfeeding 6 2.52%
Child stunting 1 0.42%
Low birth weight 210 88.24%
Drug use 0 0%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.42%
Secondhand smoke 4 1.68%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Unsafe water source 2 0.84%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 1 0.42%
High body-mass index (obesity) 0 0%
High blood pressure 0 0%
High blood sugar 1 0.42%
Child wasting 11 4.62%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Australia - Risk of Death in Age : 5 - 14 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Drug use 0 0%
Alcohol use 2 33.33%
No access to handwashing facility 0 0%
Unsafe water source 0 0%
Unsafe sex 0 0%
Iron deficiency 1 16.67%
Secondhand smoke 1 16.67%
Household air pollution 0 0%
Outdoor air pollution 0 0%
High body-mass index (obesity) 1 16.67%
High blood sugar 1 16.67%
High blood pressure 0 0%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Iron deficiency 0 0%


Australia - Risk of Death in Age : 15 - 49 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0.02%
Low bone mineral density 21 0.33%
Drug use 1138 17.71%
Alcohol use 1676 26.09%
No access to handwashing facility 1 0.02%
Unsafe water source 1 0.02%
Poor sanitation 0 0%
Smoking 711 11.07%
Secondhand smoke 63 0.98%
Low physical activity 89 1.39%
Diet low in fruits 255 3.97%
Diet low in vegetables 183 2.85%
Unsafe sex 111 1.73%
High body-mass index (obesity) 739 11.5%
Household air pollution 2 0.03%
Outdoor air pollution 105 1.63%
High total cholesterol 530 8.25%
High blood pressure 553 8.61%
High blood sugar 245 3.81%


Australia - Risk of Death in Age : 50 - 69 years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 109 0.41%
Drug use 695 2.58%
Alcohol use 3839 14.28%
No access to handwashing facility 5 0.02%
Poor sanitation 1 0%
Unsafe sex 184 0.68%
Smoking 6173 22.96%
Secondhand smoke 289 1.07%
Unsafe water source 4 0.01%
Diet low in vegetables 744 2.77%
Diet low in fruits 1218 4.53%
Low physical activity 612 2.28%
Outdoor air pollution 585 2.18%
Household air pollution 12 0.04%
High body-mass index (obesity) 4214 15.67%
High blood sugar 2183 8.12%
High total cholesterol 2337 8.69%
High blood pressure 3682 13.69%


Australia - Risk of Death in Age : 70+ years
Risk Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Iron deficiency 1 0%
Low bone mineral density 2071 2.16%
Drug use 386 0.4%
Alcohol use 2606 2.72%
Smoking 14384 15.04%
Secondhand smoke 809 0.85%
Household air pollution 45 0.05%
Outdoor air pollution 2380 2.49%
No access to handwashing facility 55 0.06%
Poor sanitation 8 0.01%
Unsafe water source 39 0.04%
Unsafe sex 212 0.22%
Low physical activity 4516 4.72%
Diet low in vegetables 3501 3.66%
Diet low in fruits 3986 4.17%
High cholesterol 11813 12.35%
High blood pressure 22981 24.02%
High blood sugar 12627 13.2%
High body-mass index (obesity) 13241 13.84%


Australia - Number of Deaths by Cancer Type
Cancer Type Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Liver cancer Patients : 1834 | Deaths : 1576 85.93%
Breast cancer Patients : 77787 | Deaths : 3233 4.16%
Larynx cancer Patients : 2990 | Deaths : 262 8.76%
Kidney cancer Patients : 11582 | Deaths : 1166 10.07%
Thyroid cancer Patients : 10056 | Deaths : 132 1.31%
Ovarian cancer Patients : 5004 | Deaths : 1068 21.34%
Stomach cancer Patients : 9351 | Deaths : 2018 21.58%
Uterine cancer Patients : 12660 | Deaths : 492 3.89%
Bladder cancer Patients : 14716 | Deaths : 1267 8.61%
Cervical cancer Patients : 3222 | Deaths : 429 13.31%
Prostate cancer Patients : 118320 | Deaths : 3987 3.37%
Testicular cancer Patients : 4316 | Deaths : 22 0.51%
Pancreatic cancer Patients : 3615 | Deaths : 2878 79.61%
Esophageal cancer Patients : 2537 | Deaths : 1509 59.48%
Nasopharynx cancer Patients : 850 | Deaths : 223 26.24%
Colon & rectum cancer Patients : 75006 | Deaths : 5957 7.94%
Non-melanoma skin cancer Patients : 103750 | Deaths : 673 0.65%
Lip & oral cancer Patients : 7876 | Deaths : 547 6.95%
Brain & nervous system cancer Patients : 3950 | Deaths : 1426 36.1%
Tracheal, bronchus, and lung cancer Patients : 24040 | Deaths : 642 2.67%
Gallbladder & biliary tract cancer Patients : 736 | Deaths : 356 48.37%


Australia - Number of Deaths due to Cancer - Age Wise
Age Number of Deaths % of Total Deaths
Under-5s 1975 0.33%
5-14 year olds 977 0.16%
15-49 year olds 66220 11.04%
50-69 year olds 257572 42.94%
70+ year olds 273166 45.53%


Source :
http://www.gapminder.org/data/documentation/gd004/
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTWDRS/Resources/477365-1327525347307/8392086-1327528510568/WDR09_bookweb_1.pdf

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