International Workshop on Subnational Life Tables

International Workshop on Subnational Life Tables

Hosted by the ANU School of Demography and the Human Mortality Database team, this workshop focused on mortality at the subnational level, with particular interest in studies using country-specific databases related to the Human Mortality Database (HMD).


Links for other presentations will be added as they become available. Also see full program with presentation links (PDF, 773KB).

Session 1: Developing Subnational Life Tables

Session 2: Mortality Estimation

Session 3: Mortality in Small Areas

Session 4: Forecasting

Session 5: Modelling and Evaluation of Mortality

Session 6: Analysis

Session 7: New directions and R Programs

More about the workshop

The Human Mortality Database is the leading source of mortality and population data at the national level and contains detailed data for over 40 populations. Additionally, there exist four country-specific databases devoted to subnational data series:

Subnational data series will also be released for Germany (in 2019) and France (in 2020). All these databases use the standard HMD methods, and the workshop discussed the applicability of the standard HMD methods to subnational data and consider alternative methods to assure consistency.

The themes of the workshop were:

  • Past, present and future of mortality trends at the subnational level
  • Methodological adjustments for creating the mortality series at the subnational level
  • Addressing statistical uncertainties
  • Comparisons including subnational HMD data and other databases (e.g. National Statistical Offices)
  • Presentation of R packages used by the HMD team
  • Spatial analysis of mortality

For more details, please contact Vladimir Canudas-Romo (

Date & time

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 8:30am to Thu 17 Oct 2019, 5:00pm


ANU School of Demography


Vladimir Canudas-Romo


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