ABS reports a decline
THE Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) last week released its 2016 Causes of Death data - which includes annual national suicide information.
The 2016 suicide data presented in the ABS publication are ‘ preliminary data’ and will be subject to an annual revision process for the next two years. Some key preliminary data includes: males (17.9 per 100,000) and 715 females (6.2 per 100,000). Down from 3027 deaths in 2015;
groups, including a moderate reduction in suicide rates for males in the high risk age groups of 3549 years;
2016 in suicide rates for other age groups including males 15-24 years and females 20-34 years.
across most states and territories in 2016 when compared to 2015; and
per 100,000) with 61 deaths.