Social inequality and mortality: New evidence from the ABS Linked Census-Mortality Database

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Mortality rates are higher in disadvantaged communities and amongst disadvantaged population. However, accurate quantification of inequalities in Australia has been limited by data availability. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has recently created a resource linking Death Registrations to Australian Census data, enabling quantification of mortality by whole-of-population individual-level measures. We present the first analysis of linked Deaths Registrations to Census data, which quantifies mortality inequality in Australia in relation to individual-level socioeconomic position (SEP), and compares these estimates to those based on area-level-SEP measures.

Further information about the speakers can be found at:

Dr Nicholas Biddle's ANU researcher profile and Dr Rosemary Korda's ANU researcher profile