Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2017-18

The Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2017–18 (PDF, 2.28MB) was tabled on 7 December 2018. The authorised electronic version of the annual report can be accessed on the Queensland Parliament website in the online tabled papers.

The QFCC collects, analyses and publishes information about child deaths to help prevent future deaths and serious injuries. We work with researchers and other agencies to raise community awareness and develop prevention programs and policies.

We provide detailed child death data to researchers and organisations, at no cost – please email

Key findings factsheets

Child deaths in Queensland 2017–18 (PDF, 439KB)

Children known to the child protection system 2017–18 (PDF, 757KB)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child mortality 2017–18 (PDF, 716KB)

Youth suicide in Queensland 2017-18 (PDF, 364KB)

Full Annual Report

Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2017–18 (PDF, 2.28MB)

Sections of the Annual Report

Cover, Contents, Acknowledgements and Foreword (PDF, 891KB)

Executive Summary (PDF, 720KB)

Chapter 1 – Child deaths in Queensland (PDF, 1MB)

Chapter 2 – Deaths from diseases and morbid conditions (PDF, 1MB)

Chapter 3 – Transport-related deaths (PDF, 986KB)

Chapter 4 – Drowning (PDF, 999KB)

Chapter 5 – Other non-intentional injury-related deaths (PDF, 939KB)

Chapter 6 – Suicide (PDF, 989KB)

Chapter 7 – Fatal assault and neglect (PDF, 1.06MB)

Chapter 8 – Sudden unexpected deaths in infancy (PDF, 979KB)

Chapter 9 – Child death prevention activities (PDF, 925KB)

Appendix 1 – Methodology (PDF, 785KB)

Appendix 2 – Abbreviations and definitions (PDF, 771KB)

Appendix 3 – Cause of death by ICD-10 mortality coding classification (PDF, 597KB)

Appendix 4 – Notifiable diseases (PDF, 741KB)

Appendix 5 – Inclusions within the other non-intentional injury category (PDF, 482KB)

Appendix 6 – Suicide classification model (PDF, 590KB)

Appendix 7 – Fatal assault and neglect screening criteria (PDF, 581KB)

14-year data tables 

Analysis of deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2004-05 to 2017-18 (XLSX, 132KB)

Inter-jurisdictional comparisons

Australian and New Zealand child death statistics 2016 (PDF, 471KB)

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The materials presented on this site are provided by the Queensland Government for information purposes only. Users should note that the electronic versions of the annual report on this site is not recognised as the official or authorised version. The official copy of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament’s tabled papers website database.

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