3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2011
|Page tools: Print Page Print All|
Suicide as proportion of total deaths
While suicide accounts for only a relatively small proportion (1.5%) of all deaths in Australia, it accounts for a much greater proportion of deaths from all causes within specific age groups (see graph below). For example, in 2009, 22.1% of all male deaths aged 15-24 years were due to suicide. Similarly for females, suicide deaths comprise a much higher proportion of total deaths in younger age groups compared with older age groups.
Follow us on...Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram