National Suicide Data

Life in Mind aims to connect Australian suicide prevention services and programs to each other and the community by providing a comprehensive online portal and supporting coordinated, consistent messaging around suicide prevention through the operationalisation of the National Communications Charter.

An overview of ABS Causes of Death data

  • In 2018, there were 3,046 deaths by suicide with an age-specific rate of 12.2 per 100,000.
  • This equates to an average of 8.3**deaths by suicide in Australia each day.
  • There were 2,320 male deaths at a age-specific rate of 18.7 per 100,000.
  • There were 726 female deaths at an age-specific rate of 5.8 per 100,000.

**This is calculated by Mindframe and we recommend using with caution.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released, 2019.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released, 2019.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released,
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released,
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released,
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of death data released,

In this section

Psychosocial risk factors for coroner-referred suicide deaths

Information specific to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) research report titled ‘Psychosocial risk factors as they relate to coroner-referred deaths in Australia'.

Suicide facts and stats

The latest release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of Death data includes, the latest suicide data for Australia and provides the suicide prevention sector and the general public with data and information around suicide related deaths across the country.

Understanding the ABS Causes of Death data

The snapshot summaries of suicide data were prepared by Mindframe using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Causes of Death data.

Note about using statistics

Life in Mind are encouraging the community and stakeholders to be mindful of the following details when sharing and discussing the latest ABS information.