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4125.0 - Gender Indicators, Australia, Aug 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/08/2013   
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SUICIDES




KEY SERIES


STANDARDISED DEATH RATE FROM SUICIDE (a)(b)(c)

2002
2003
2004
2005
2006 (d)
2007 (d)
2008 (d)
2009 (d)
2010 (d)
2011 (d)

rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate
rate

Males
18.8
17.7
16.8
16.5
15.8
13.9
17.2
16.5
17.1
15.5
Females
5.0
4.7
4.3
4.3
4.7
4.0
4.7
5.0
4.9
4.8

(a) Deaths due to suicide are defined as ICD-10 codes X60-X84, Y87.0.
(b) Age standardised death rates enable the comparison of death rates between populations with different age structures by relating them to a standard population. The current ABS standard population is all persons in the Australian population at 30 June 2001. Standardised death rates (SDRs) are expressed per 100,000 persons.
(c) Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to suicide. For more information see Explanatory Notes 92-95 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2011 (cat. no. 3303.0).
(d) All causes of death data from 2006 onward are subject to a revision process - once data for a reference year are 'final', they are no longer revised. Affected data in this table are: 2006-2009 (final), 2010 (revised), and 2011 (preliminary). See Causes of Death Revisions, 2006 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 3303.0). See also Explanatory Notes 29-33 and Technical Note Causes of Death Revisions 2009 and 2010 in ABS Causes of Death, Australia, 2011 (cat. no.3303.0).

Source: ABS Causes of Death, Australia (cat. no. 3303.0).





For a historical commentary on this indicator, refer to the January 2013 release of Gender Indicators, Australia (cat. no. 4125.0)




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