High excess deaths in Australia

And other countries.

Provisional Mortality Statistics

Latest release

Provisional deaths data for measuring changes in patterns of mortality

2022, deaths up to 30 June


13,524 (17.1%) more than the historical average.

In June

16,749 deaths, 2,410 (16.8%) above the historical average.

COVID-19 Mortality in Australia

Deaths registered until 31 August 2022

11,441 deaths where people died with or from COVID-19

The ABS expects to receive further registrations for this period

2.7% of people who have died during the pandemic period

(Total deaths = 426,302)

Of the 11,441 covid related deaths

Covid underlying cause of death, for 9,428 (82.4%)

(disease or condition that initiated the train of morbid events leading to death)

Graph, certified acute outcomes

2,013 died of other causes

(but COVID-19 contributed to their death)

Cancer, 26.4%

Circulatory system, 24.9%

Dementia 20.2%

Kidney and urinary, 4.3%

Falls, 4.2%

Respiratory disease, 3.7

Others, 12.5%

Population, 25,890,773 (31 March 2022)



Most common pre-existing chronic condition

For those who had COVID-19 certified as the underlying cause of death

Chronic cardiac conditions

95% of deaths caused by covid have other conditions listed on the death certificate

On average, deaths due to COVID-19 had 3.0 other diseases and conditions certified alongside the virus

Graph, most common pre-existing conditions

Death due to long term effects of COVID-19


Deaths due to COVID-19: Age and sex

Males, 5,300 deaths due to COVID-19

Females, 4,128 deaths due to COVID-19

Median age for COVID-19 deaths

85.3 years

(83.5 years for males, 87.4 years for females)

Graph, death by age and sex

Deaths due to COVID-19: socio-economic status

Deaths around 3 times higher in those in quintile 1 (most disadvantaged),

than those in quintile 5 (least disadvantaged)

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. I love the way people blame everything but themselves! Like…I was forced to, I was pressured, I had to because…it was no ones decision but yours! No one else's… you CHOSE TO DO IT because it was the path of least resistence!!! The easy way!!!

  2. It is quite interesting how the different govts play the middle line with Canada ceasing data sharing on the rise, anticipating deaths, and trying to keep numbers below, whereas the UK and Australia ceased on the fall with the vaccinating effect of Omicron now threatening the authoritarian fear opera that has given massive flex to Malthusian criminals, trying to keep numbers above the line. Of course, Canada's Banderites took out 30 000 mentally and physically disabled folks through its MAID service over this period.
    They also surely have been anticipating a very cold winter this year, due to the large increase in volcanic activity this year, or no? Best not get sheared this Fall, just sayin', IMO… (stay warm, burn fiat)

  3. Careful Dr. John. We appreciate you and your work and honest analysis. We don't want to see you punished like most of us. Balance things as best you can. Been following you more than 2.5 years.

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