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Australian State and Territory
suicide data 2016
Australian Capital Territory
Number of Deaths
In the ACT in 2016:
• 28 people died by suicide
(20 male, 8 female), a significant
decrease from the 46 r...
Age-standardised suicide rate
ACT in 2016:
• Recorded the lowest
standardised suicide rate
(7.2 per 100,000) in Australia....
ACT 2012-2016
Over the past five years there have been:
• six deaths due to suicide for Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islan...
New South Wales
Number of Deaths
In New South Wales in 2016:
• 805 people died by suicide in
NSW (614 male, 191 female),
which was a sligh...
Age-standardised suicide rate
New South Wales 2016:
• Recorded the third lowest
age-standardised suicide rate
(10.3 per 10...
NSW 2016
• The NSW suicide rate was higher
in areas outside of Greater
Sydney.
• A similar trend was observed
across most ...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
NSW 2016
2016 New South Wales specific statistics indicated that:
• 41 (35 male, 6...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
NSW 2012-2016
Between 2012-2016 in New South Wales:
• 150 (113 male, 37 female) Ab...
Northern Territory
Number of Deaths
In Northern Territory 2016:
• 46 people died by suicide
(38 male, 8 female), which is a
slight decrease o...
Age-standardised suicide rate
Northern Territory 2016:
• Recorded the highest
age-standardised suicide
rate (19.3 per 100,...
Northern Territory 2016
• Across most states and territories, the suicide rate was lower
in capital cities compared to reg...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Northern Territory 2016
2016 Northern Territory specific statistics indicated that...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Northern Territory 2012-2016
Between 2012-2016 in the Northern Territory:
• 106 (6...
Queensland
Number of Deaths
In Queensland 2016:
• 674 people died by suicide
(525 male, 149 female), which was a
decrease on the 746 ...
Age-standardised suicide rate
Queensland 2016:
• Recorded the fourth highest
age-standardised suicide
rate (13.9 per 100,0...
Queensland 2016
• The Qld suicide rate was
higher in areas outside
of Greater Brisbane.
• A similar trend was
observed acr...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Queensland 2016
2016 Queensland specific statistics indicated that:
• 52 (37 male,...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Queensland 2012-2016
Between 2012-2016 in Queensland:
• 225 (172 male, 53 female) ...
South Australia
Number of Deaths
In South Australia 2016…
• 225 people died by suicide
(165 male, 60 female), which was a
slight decrease ...
Age-standardised suicide rate
South Australia 2015:
• Recorded the fifth highest
age-standardised suicide
rate (13.3 per 1...
South Australia 2016
In 2016:
• There was only 0.2 per 100,000
difference between the age-
standardised death rate in
Grea...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
South Australia 2012-2016
Between 2012-2016 in South Australia:
• 37 (23 male, 14 ...
Tasmania
Number of Deaths
In Tasmania 2016…
• 92 people died by suicide
(68 male, 24 female), which was
a modest increase on the 85...
Age-standardised suicide rate
Tasmania 2016:
• Despite low numbers,
Tasmania recorded the second
highest age-standardised
...
Tasmania 2016
• Tasmania’s suicide rate was higher in areas
outside of Greater Hobart.
• A similar trend was observed acro...
Victoria
Number of Deaths
In Victoria 2016:
• 624 people died by suicide
(454 male, 170 female), which
was slightly less than the 6...
Age-standardised suicide rate
Victoria 2016:
• Recorded the second lowest
age-standardised suicide
rate (9.9 per 100,000) ...
Victoria 2016
• The Victorian suicide rate was higher
in areas outside of Greater
Melbourne.
• A similar trend was observe...
Western Australia
Number of Deaths
In Western Australia 2016:
• 371 people died by suicide
(266 male, 105 female), which was
a modest decrea...
Age-standardised suicide rate
Western Australia 2016:
• Recorded the third highest
age-standardised suicide
rate (14.4 per...
Western Australia 2016
• The Western Australia suicide
rate was higher in areas outside
of Greater Perth.
• A similar tren...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Western Australia 2016
2016 Western Australia specific statistics indicated that:
...
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander –
Western Australia 2012-2016
Between 2012-2016 in Western Australia:
• 202 (144 mal...
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Australian State and Territory suicide data 2016

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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its 2016 Causes of Death data on 27 September 2017 - which includes annual national suicide information. The following summary has been developed by Mindframe, an initiative of Everymind - www.mindframe-media.info

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Australian State and Territory suicide data 2016

  1. 1. Australian State and Territory suicide data 2016
  2. 2. Australian Capital Territory
  3. 3. Number of Deaths In the ACT in 2016: • 28 people died by suicide (20 male, 8 female), a significant decrease from the 46 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths and the age-standardised rate was the lowest across Australia. • Approximately 1% of the total national suicide numbers place of usual residence was in the ACT. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  4. 4. Age-standardised suicide rate ACT in 2016: • Recorded the lowest standardised suicide rate (7.2 per 100,000) in Australia. • The suicide rate was significantly lower than the average age-standardised rate for ACT in the 2015 (11.4 per 100,000). • The rate was considerably lower than the national age-standardised suicide rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  5. 5. ACT 2012-2016 Over the past five years there have been: • six deaths due to suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in the ACT • 162 deaths due to suicide for non-Indigenous. Note: rates are not published as a result of small numbers.
  6. 6. New South Wales
  7. 7. Number of Deaths In New South Wales in 2016: • 805 people died by suicide in NSW (614 male, 191 female), which was a slight decrease on the 815 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was highest in NSW (805), followed by QLD (674) and VIC (624). • NSW accounted for 28% of all deaths by suicide in Australia. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  8. 8. Age-standardised suicide rate New South Wales 2016: • Recorded the third lowest age-standardised suicide rate (10.3 per 100,000) in Australia. • The age-standardised suicide rate was lower than the national age standardised suicide rate (11.7 per 100,000). • The age-standardised suicide rate for men (15.9 per 100,000) which is lower than observed in 2015 (16.4). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  9. 9. NSW 2016 • The NSW suicide rate was higher in areas outside of Greater Sydney. • A similar trend was observed across most states and territories. In 2016: • Greater Sydney saw its lowest age-standardised rate in the past 5 years. • The rest of NSW saw a modest decrease from 2015. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence. 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) Greater Sydney Rest of NSW NSW Total
  10. 10. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – NSW 2016 2016 New South Wales specific statistics indicated that: • 41 (35 male, 6 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicide. • Suicide was the 5th leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the state, compared to the 17th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous. • The standardised death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (18.6 per 100,000) was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous rate (9.7 per 100,000).
  11. 11. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – NSW 2012-2016 Between 2012-2016 in New South Wales: • 150 (113 male, 37 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 3.9% of all causes of death. • For Indigenous Australians in NSW, suicide is ranked 5th in the leading causes of death. • The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (16.1 per 100,000) in NSW was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous population (9.8 per 100,000) for the same period.
  12. 12. Northern Territory
  13. 13. Number of Deaths In Northern Territory 2016: • 46 people died by suicide (38 male, 8 female), which is a slight decrease on the 50 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was second lowest across Australia, only higher than the ACT (28). • NT accounted for approximately 1.6% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2016. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  14. 14. Age-standardised suicide rate Northern Territory 2016: • Recorded the highest age-standardised suicide rate (19.3 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate is significantly higher than the national age-standardised rate (11.7 per 100,000). • However, the rate has slightly decreased from the 2015 age-standardised rate (21.0 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  15. 15. Northern Territory 2016 • Across most states and territories, the suicide rate was lower in capital cities compared to regions outside of the capital. • However, in NT in 2016, the number of deaths in Darwin (30) were higher than that of the rest of the NT (14). Over the past five years: • The average number of deaths by suicide each year have been relatively equal between in Greater Darwin (23) and outside of Darwin (22).
  16. 16. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Northern Territory 2016 2016 Northern Territory specific statistics indicated that: • 18 (14 male, 1 female, 3 gender unknown) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicide. • Suicide was the 5th leading annual cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, compared to the 4th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.
  17. 17. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Northern Territory 2012-2016 Between 2012-2016 in the Northern Territory: • 106 (62 male, 44 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 4.1% of all causes of death. • For Indigenous Australians in NT, suicide is ranked 5th in the leading causes of death. • The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (26.4 per 100,000) in NT was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous population (14.4 per 100,000).
  18. 18. Queensland
  19. 19. Number of Deaths In Queensland 2016: • 674 people died by suicide (525 male, 149 female), which was a decrease on the 746 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was second highest across Australia, slightly less than NSW (805), but more than VIC (624). • QLD accounted for approximately 24% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2016. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  20. 20. Age-standardised suicide rate Queensland 2016: • Recorded the fourth highest age-standardised suicide rate (13.9 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate was lower than the rate for Qld in 2015 (15.7 per 100,000). • The rate is higher than the national age-standardised rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  21. 21. Queensland 2016 • The Qld suicide rate was higher in areas outside of Greater Brisbane. • A similar trend was observed across most states and territories. In 2016: • The suicide rate in both Greater Brisbane and the rest of Queensland decreased since 2015. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 18.0 20.0 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) Years Greater Brisbane Rest of QLD QLD total
  22. 22. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Queensland 2016 2016 Queensland specific statistics indicated that: • 52 (37 male, 15 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicide. • Suicide was the 5th leading annual cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, compared to the 10th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous Australians. • The standardised death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (22.8 per 100,000) was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous rate (13.1 per 100,000).
  23. 23. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Queensland 2012-2016 Between 2012-2016 in Queensland: • 225 (172 male, 53 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 5.8% of all causes of death. • For Indigenous Australians in QLD, suicide is ranked 4th in the leading causes of death. • The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (23.3 per 100,000) in QLD was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous population (13.6 per 100,000).
  24. 24. South Australia
  25. 25. Number of Deaths In South Australia 2016… • 225 people died by suicide (165 male, 60 female), which was a slight decrease on the 236 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was fifth highest across Australia, less than NSW (805), QLD (674), VIC (624) and WA (371). • SA accounted for approximately 7.9% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2016. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  26. 26. Age-standardised suicide rate South Australia 2015: • Recorded the fifth highest age-standardised suicide rate (13.3 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate is slightly less than 2015 (13.4 per 100,000). • The rate was also slightly higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  27. 27. South Australia 2016 In 2016: • There was only 0.2 per 100,000 difference between the age- standardised death rate in Greater Adelaide (13.3 per 100,000) and the rest of SA (13.5 per 100,000) Over the past 5 years: • The age-standardised rate in SA has increased since 2012. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) Year Greater Adelaide Rest of SA SA Total
  28. 28. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – South Australia 2012-2016 Between 2012-2016 in South Australia: • 37 (23 male, 14 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 4.4% of all causes of death. • For Indigenous Australians in SA, suicide is ranked 5th in the leading causes of death. • The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (21.3 per 100,000) in SA was considerably higher than the non-indigenous population (12.6 per 100,000).
  29. 29. Tasmania
  30. 30. Number of Deaths In Tasmania 2016… • 92 people died by suicide (68 male, 24 female), which was a modest increase on the 85 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was third lowest across Australia, only higher than NT (46) and ACT (28). • Tasmania accounted for approximately 3.2% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2016. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  31. 31. Age-standardised suicide rate Tasmania 2016: • Despite low numbers, Tasmania recorded the second highest age-standardised suicide rate (17.0 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate is slightly higher than the age-standardised rate for 2015 (16.3 per 100,000). • This rate is considerably higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  32. 32. Tasmania 2016 • Tasmania’s suicide rate was higher in areas outside of Greater Hobart. • A similar trend was observed across most states and territories. Over the past five years: • There has been trend toward increased rates in the rest of Tasmania, however 2016 saw a modest decrease on 2015 rates. • In Greater Hobart, there has been a gradual increase in the age standardised suicide rate from 2014 (9.9) with a rate of 12.5 recorded in 2015 and another increase in 2016 (15.2). • Five deaths due to suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Tasmania from 2012 – 2016. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence 0 5 10 15 20 25 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) Year Greater Hobart Rest of Tas Tas Total
  33. 33. Victoria
  34. 34. Number of Deaths In Victoria 2016: • 624 people died by suicide (454 male, 170 female), which was slightly less than the 654 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was third highest across Australia, following NSW (805) and QLD (674). • Victoria accounted for approximately 21.8% of all deaths by suicide in Australia. Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  35. 35. Age-standardised suicide rate Victoria 2016: • Recorded the second lowest age-standardised suicide rate (9.9 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate is down slightly from last year (10.8 per 100,000). • The rate is lower than the national age-standardised rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  36. 36. Victoria 2016 • The Victorian suicide rate was higher in areas outside of Greater Melbourne. • A similar trend was observed across most states and territories. Over the past five years: • The suicide rate in Greater Melbourne has remained relatively stable. • There has been 32 deaths due to suicide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Victoria from 2012 – 2016. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 10.0 12.0 14.0 16.0 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) Year Greater Melbourne Rest of Vic Vic Total
  37. 37. Western Australia
  38. 38. Number of Deaths In Western Australia 2016: • 371 people died by suicide (266 male, 105 female), which was a modest decrease on the 394 recorded in 2015. • The number of suicide deaths was fourth highest across Australia, following NSW (805), QLD (674) and VIC (624). • WA accounted for approximately 13.7% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2016.Figure 1: Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory
  39. 39. Age-standardised suicide rate Western Australia 2016: • Recorded the third highest age-standardised suicide rate (14.4 per 100,000) in Australia. • This rate was slightly less higher than last years (15.3 per 100,000). • However, the rate was higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (11.7 per 100,000). Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates for each State/Territory in Australia 10.3 9.9 13.9 13.3 14.4 17.0 19.3 7.2 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS NT ACT AgeStandardisedSuicideRate(per100,000) State or Territory
  40. 40. Western Australia 2016 • The Western Australia suicide rate was higher in areas outside of Greater Perth. • A similar trend was observed across most states and territories. Over the past five years: • The suicide rate in Perth has remained stable. • However, the age-standardised suicide rate of regions outside of Perth has increased. Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 AgeStandardisedRate(per100,000) Year Greater Perth Rest of WA WATotal
  41. 41. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Western Australia 2016 2016 Western Australia specific statistics indicated that: • 47 (31 male, 16 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicide. • Suicide was the 3rd leading annual cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, compared to the 12th leading cause of death for non-Indigenous people. • The standardised death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (43.9 per 100,000) was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous rate (12.2 per 100,000).
  42. 42. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Western Australia 2012-2016 Between 2012-2016 in Western Australia: • 202 (144 male, 58 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 8.0% of all causes of death. • For Indigenous Australians in WA, suicide is ranked 3rd in the leading causes of death. • The suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (40.6 per 100,000) in WA was considerably higher than the non-Indigenous population (12.3 per 100,000).
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