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Suicide Data 2016
Released 27 September 2017
Summary
Data analysis undertaken by the
Mindframe team for this publication.
www.mindframe-media.info
About this summary
• This is a summary of suicide death data released by the
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 27 S...
General summary
2016
• There were 2,866 deaths due to
suicide in 2016 with an age-specific
rate of 11.8 per 100,000.
• The...
Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had a rate of suicide
approxim...
Preliminary Suicide Rates 2016
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Preliminary rates 2015 and 2016
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Suicide Rates (1989-2016)
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15-19 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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20-24 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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25-29 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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30-34 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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35-39 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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40-44 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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45-49 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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50-54 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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55-59 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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60-64 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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65-69 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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70-74 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
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75-79 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
*Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest catego...
80-84 year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
*Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest catego...
85+ year olds
Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016
*Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest category...
Based on the age-standardised death rate from 2016
ABS 3303.0 – Causes of Death, Australia
14.4 per 100,000
19.3 per 100,0...
Age-standardised death rates by State and
Territory 2015-2016
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Notes about using statistics
• ABS advises that care should be taken in comparing 2016
suicide data with:
– previous years...
• This is the second year that the ABS have released the preliminary
suicide data at an earlier date.
– Suicide data is no...
Definitions:
• Age-specific rate:
Total Deaths in Specified Age Group
Total Population in the same X 100,000
Specified Age...
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sensitive representation of mental illness and
suicide in ...
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Australian suicide data 2016 - national summary

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

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Australian suicide data 2016 - national summary

  1. 1. Suicide Data 2016 Released 27 September 2017
  2. 2. Summary Data analysis undertaken by the Mindframe team for this publication. www.mindframe-media.info
  3. 3. About this summary • This is a summary of suicide death data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 27 September 2017 in Catalogue 3303.0. • This summary represents suicide rates and trends in the 2016 (preliminary) data, trends by age group over time and state variations. • The summary was prepared by Mindframe project staff. • A full summary of data can be found on the Mindframe website at www.mindframe-media.info/for-media/reporting- suicide/facts-and-stats
  4. 4. General summary 2016 • There were 2,866 deaths due to suicide in 2016 with an age-specific rate of 11.8 per 100,000. • There was an average of 7.9 deaths by suicide in Australia each day. • There were 2,151 male deaths at a age-specific rate of 17.9 per 100,000. • There were 715 female deaths at an age-specific rate of 5.9 per 100,000. 2015 • In 2015 there were 3,027 deaths by suicide and an age-specific rate of 12.7 per 100,000. • An average of 8.3 deaths from suicide per day. • There were 2,292 male deaths at a age-specific rate of 19.4 per 100,000. • There were 735 female deaths at an age specific rate of 6.1 per 100,000.
  5. 5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had a rate of suicide approximately twice that of non-Indigenous Australians in 2016. Suicide data is available for Indigenous Australians whose place of usual residence was in either NSW, QLD, SA, WA or NT. • In 2016, 162* (male=119; female=43) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders died by suicide, at a rate of 23.8* per 100,000. • Within these states, 1,906 non-Indigenous people in Australia died by suicide, at a rate of 11.4 per 100,000. *Note: The number of deaths of those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander increased by 10 on 2015 data. However the standardised rate has decreased due to updated estimated resident population based on the 2016 Census data.
  6. 6. Preliminary Suicide Rates 2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85+ Suiciderate(per100,000) Age category Male Preliminary Female Preliminary
  7. 7. Preliminary rates 2015 and 2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 0-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85+ Suiciderate(per100,000) Age category Male 2016 Female 2016 Male 2015 Female 2015
  8. 8. Suicide Rates (1989-2016) 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderates(per100,000) Year Preliminary Male Revised Male Preliminary Female Revised Female
  9. 9. 15-19 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  10. 10. 20-24 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  11. 11. 25-29 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  12. 12. 30-34 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  13. 13. 35-39 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  14. 14. 40-44 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  15. 15. 45-49 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  16. 16. 50-54 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  17. 17. 55-59 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  18. 18. 60-64 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  19. 19. 65-69 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  20. 20. 70-74 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  21. 21. 75-79 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 *Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest category as 75 plus. To include this data for illustrative purposes, data here represents 75 or older for all data pre 1997. 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  22. 22. 80-84 year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 *Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest category as 75 plus. To include this data for illustrative purposes, data here represents 75+ for all data pre 1997. 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  23. 23. 85+ year olds Age-specific Suicide Rates 1989-2016 *Note – Statistics available prior to 1997 reported the eldest category as 75 plus. To include this data for illustrative purposes, data here represents 75+ for all data pre 1997. 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 Suiciderate(per100,000) Year Male Female
  24. 24. Based on the age-standardised death rate from 2016 ABS 3303.0 – Causes of Death, Australia 14.4 per 100,000 19.3 per 100,000 13.3 per 100,000 13.9 per 100,000 10.3 per 100,000 7.2 per 100,000 9.9 per 100,000 17 per 100,000
  25. 25. Age-standardised death rates by State and Territory 2015-2016 10.6 10.6 15.7 13.4 15.3 16.3 21.0 11.4 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 Age-standardisedrate(per100,000) State or Territory 2015 2016 QLDC TASCVICC
  26. 26. Notes about using statistics • ABS advises that care should be taken in comparing 2016 suicide data with: – previous years, as some data has been subject to a quality improvement process – pre-2006 data as this data was not subject to the revision process. • Due to the relatively small numbers of suicides in some states and territories, even one or two deaths can have a significant impact on standardised suicide rates. Thus comparisons across Australia must be done cautiously.
  27. 27. • This is the second year that the ABS have released the preliminary suicide data at an earlier date. – Suicide data is now released nine months (September) after end of year – Before 2016, suicide data was released 15 months after end of year. • This release includes: – 2015 and 2016 preliminary data – 2014 first revision data – 2013 final data. • First revision of 2015 data, and final data for 2014 will be available in early 2018. Notes about using statistics
  28. 28. Definitions: • Age-specific rate: Total Deaths in Specified Age Group Total Population in the same X 100,000 Specified Age Group • Age-standardised rate: Represents a weighted average of the age-specific suicide rates per 100,000 persons, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups of the standard population. This process is to remove the effect of differences in population age structures when comparing age-specific rates for different periods of time, different geographic areas and/or different population sub-groups. Notes about using statistics
  29. 29. Mindframe Mindframe aims to encourage responsible, accurate and sensitive representation of mental illness and suicide in the Australian mass media. For more information and to view the range of Mindframe resources, visit: www.mindframe-media.info
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