Tasmania does not appear to have the Grim Reaper on the run just yet, despite a 7 per cent decrease in deaths in the year to September 30.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated there were 4411 deaths in Tasmania in the year to the end of September.
That was down by 333, compared to the previous year.
It was also lower than total deaths for any of the calendar years from 2012 to 2017, when totals ranged between 4417 (2013) and 4745 (2017).
Burnie-based demographer Amina Keygan said the number of deaths in the year to September 30 remained in line with previous trends.
"It's encouraging to see the population is getting natural increase (more births than deaths) and I would expect that the number of deaths would continue to follow previous patterns, if not increase as our population continues to age," Dr Keygan said.
Tasmania's 7 per cent decline in deaths was the biggest in any state or territory in percentage terms.
It came despite Tasmania having the nation's oldest population and despite strengthening population growth.
The decrease in deaths was a factor in Tasmania's population growing by about 6000 people during the year.
The ABS recorded 5528 Tasmanian births for the year to September.
That was slightly more than the 5511 recorded for calendar year 2017, but lower than the annual totals between 2012 and 2016.
They ranged between 6191 (2012) and 5674 (2015).
As well as a downward trend for births, Tasmanian women are tending to have fewer children.
The state's fertility rate (births per woman) slid from 2.013 in 2012-13 to 1.775 in 2017-18.
That was slightly higher than the national fertility rate (1.765).
The ABS estimated Tasmania's population was a record 529,903 on September 30.
That gave Tasmania 2.1 per cent of the national population, or about one person in 50.
The state had about 5000 more females than males.
The ABS estimated the state had 95 residents aged 100 or more on June 30 last year.
Those included 71 females and 24 males.
The most common age group was 55-59-year-olds.
The ABS estimated Tasmania had 28,537 indigenous people.
National population pushed past 25 million during the year.