Mortality 2015 data tables (provisional)

Published online: 
20 December 2017

These tables contain provisional information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand in 2015. A ‘Quick facts’ section also includes information on rates of death by ethnicity and selected causes of mortality.

Most information is broken down by age, sex, ethnicity, district health board and statistical classification chapters, subgroups and three character codes. Information for deaths from external causes has been aggregated. Further detail will be provided when the final data for 2015 is released in 2018.

These tables form part of the Mortality and Demographic Data annual series.

This data is sourced from the Mortality Collection.

Key mortality statistics – 2015
  Number of deaths Percentage of deaths by sex Mortality rate
Total Male Female Male Female Total Male Female
Māori 3,413 1,801 1,612 52.8 47.2 648.9 746.5 567.8
Non-Māori 28,383 14,128 14,255 49.8 50.2 354.1 411.3 303.4
Total 31,796 15,929 15,867 50.1 49.9 380.1 441.0 326.1

Note: rates per 100,000 population, age standardised to WHO World Standard Population.

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