NCIS releases 2017 Mortality data series fact sheets

Posted 29th June 2020 in Research

The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) has released their 2017 Mortality data series fact sheets. 

The NCIS Mortality data series is a suite of fact sheets that examines closed case external cause of deaths due to injury, drug contribution and intentional self-harm reported to an Australian coroner in a given calendar year. 

According to the 2017 data, over 8,100 people died due to injury in Australia (40.4 percent involving drug contribution and 36.4 percent involving self-harm). 

The fact sheets provide details about deaths classified by state and territory, age, sex, intent, mechanism of injury and drug type (for drug-related deaths). 

The series provides yearly data on each type of death to enable comparisons over time. Fact sheets on data from 2016, 2015 and 2014 are available on the NCIS website for comparison.

The NCIS is a data repository containing information about deaths reported to a coroner in Australia and New Zealand. It launched in 2000 as a resource for the collection, storage and access of coronial data. It enables coroners, their staff, public sector agencies, researchers and other agencies to obtain evidence to report on deaths (including suicides) and inform prevention activities. 

Read more about the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) and the 2017 Mortality data series fact sheets at