Mortality rate attributed to cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes or chronic respiratory disease
In 2018, cardiovascular disease accounted for 41,849 deaths which was 26.4% of all deaths. Of these, there were 20,907 deaths for males and 20,942 deaths for females.
The ABS advises that in 2018, the leading cause of death was Ischaemic heart disease (17,533 deaths), accounting for 11.1% of all deaths1. However, deaths from all cancers (neoplasms) combined accounted for 30.2% (47,802 deaths).
In 2018, diabetes was Australia's seventh leading cause of death, accounting for 2.9% of all deaths. There were 4,656 deaths from diabetes, comprising 2,546 deaths for males and 2,110 deaths for females.
In 2018, respiratory disease accounted for 14,527 deaths, representing 9.2% of all deaths. Of these, there were 7,460 deaths for males and 7,067 deaths for females.
Total deaths between ages 30 and 70:
In 2018, there were 24,684 deaths from non-communicable diseases for persons aged between 30 and 70. This comprised of 14,718 deaths for males and 9,966 deaths for females.