Mortality 2012 data tables

Published online: 
30 June 2015

Updated August 2015 with revised total New Zealand population counts and corresponding age-standardised mortality rates (number of deaths remain unchanged).


These tables contain information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand in 2012. Information is broken down by age, sex, ethnicity, district health board and ICD-10-AM chapters, subgroups and three character codes.

These tables form part of the Mortality and Demographic Data annual series. The full publication, based on this data, will be released in November 2015.

This data is sourced from the Mortality Collection.

Key mortality statistics – 2012

  Total Male Female
Number of deaths: 2012 mortality
Māori 3,064 1,643 1,421
Non-Māori 27,213 13,505 13,708
Total 30,277 15,148 15,129
  Total Male Female
Age-standardised rates: 2012 mortality rates*
Māori 649.3 743.3 567.6
Non-Māori 362.0 425.1 305.9
Total 393.6 463.0 332.7

* Age-standardised mortality rate (WHO World Standard Population), per 100,000 population.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 June 2015
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2015. Mortality 2012 online tables. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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