The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) provides in-depth data and statistical information around suicide-related deaths across Australia.
Mindframe supports media professionals to communicate and contextualise the statistical information safely to the public, through advice, infographics and downloadable summaries.
Why are the ABS statistics important?
The ABS Causes of Death data provide in-depth statistics information around suicide-related deaths across the country.
Statistics referencing suicide provide context, and are drawn upon in policy and decision making, media and communications and in raising community awareness.
Causes of Death data 2019
- In 2019, preliminary data showed a total of 3,318 deaths by suicide (age-standardised suicide rate 12.9 per 100,000), 2,502 males (19.8 per 100,000) and 816 females (6.3 per 100,000).
- Consistently over the past 10 years, the number of suicide deaths was approximately three times higher in males than females.
- All states and territories had an increase in numbers of suicide deaths, except for Queensland which had a decrease from 786 in 2018 to 784 in 2019.
- In 2019, there has been an increase of suicide deaths from 3,138 deaths in 2018 (12.4 per 100,000).
ABS Causes of Death data 2019 summaries
The following summaries have been prepared by the Mindframe team at Everymind. Should you have any queries about the information presented, please contact the team.