Australian State and Territory suicide data 2015

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Australian State and Territory suicide data 2015

Australian Capital Territory

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In the Australian Capital Territory in 201546 people died by suicide (36 male; 10 female), which was a modest increase on the 38 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was the lowest across AustraliaACT accounted for 1.5% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2015.

Age-standardised suicide ratesAustralian Capital Territory 2015Recorded the third lowestage-standardised suicide rate (11.6 per 100,000) in AustraliaThe suicide rate was higher than the average age-standardised rate for ACT in the last 10 years (9.6 per 100,000)The rate was lower than the national age-standardised suicide rate (12.6 per 100,000).

Figure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

New South Wales

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In New South Wales in 2015815 people died by suicide in NSW (621 male; 194 female), which was a slight increase on the 795 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was highest in NSW (815), followed by QLD (746) and VIC (654)NSW accounted for almost a third of all deaths by suicide in Australia.

Age-standardised suicide ratesFigure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

New South Wales in 2015Recorded the lowest age-standardised suicide rate (10.6 per 100,000) in Australia Suicide rate considerably lower than the national age-standardised suicide rate (12.6 per 100,000)The age-specific suicide rate for men (16.4 per 100,000) which is higher than observed in 2014 (15.6).

New South Wales 2015Across all states and territories, the suicide rate was higher outside of capital cities Over the past 5 years.Modest increase in the suicide rate in Greater SydneyLarger increase observed regions outside of Greater Sydney.Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander New South Wales 2015Between 2011-2015 in NSW122 (89 male, 33 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 3.3% of all causes of deathFor Indigenous Australians in NSW, suicide is ranked 7th in the leading causes of deathThe suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (13.6 per 100,000) in NSW was considerably higher than the non-indigenous population (9.5 per 100,000) for the same period.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander New South Wales 2015The 2015 NSW specific statistics indicated that41 (31 male, 10 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicideSuicide was the 4th leading cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the state, compared to the 18th leading cause of death for non-indigenous The standardised death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (23.4 per 100,000) was considerably higher than the non-indigenous rate (10.3 per 100,000).

Northern Territory

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In the Northern Territory in 201550 people died by suicide (32 male; 18 female), which was a slight decrease on the 54 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was second lowest across Australia, only higher than the ACT (46)NT accounted for 1.7% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2015.

Age-standardised suicide ratesFigure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

Northern Territory in 2015Recorded the highest age-standardised suicide rate (21.0 per 100,000) in AustraliaThe suicide rate was slightly higher than the average age-standardised rate for NT in the last 10 years (19.3 per 100,000)The rate was higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (12.6 per 100,000).

Northern Territory 2015Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence

Across most states and territories, the suicide rate was lower in capital cities compared to regions outside of the capital.In NT in 2015, the rates both in Darwin and the rest of NT were similar.Over the past 5 years.There has been an increase in the rate in Greater Darwin, and a decrease in the rate across the rest of NT.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Northern Territory 2015The 2015 Northern Territory specific statistics indicated that14 (5 male, 9 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicideSuicide was the 9th leading annual cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, compared to the 4th leading cause of death for non-indigenous.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Northern Territory 2015Between 2011-2015 in Northern Territory114 (70 male, 44 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 4.4% of all causes of deathFor Indigenous Australians in NT, suicide is ranked 6th in the leading causes of deathThe suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (28.2 per 100,000) in NT was considerably higher than the non-indigenous population (14.8 per 100,000).

Queensland

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In Queensland 2015746 people died by suicide (568 male; 178 female), which was a considerable increase on the 648 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was second highest across Australia, slightly less than NSW (815), but more than VIC (654)QLD accounted for more than a quarter of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2015.

Age-standardised suicide ratesFigure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

Queensland 2015Recorded the third highest age-standardised suicide rate (15.7 per 100,000) in AustraliaThe suicide rate was higher than the average age-standardised rate for QLD in the last 10 years (13.4 per 100,000)The rate was higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (12.6 per 100,000).

Queensland 2015Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence

Across all states and territories, the suicide rate was lower in capital cities compared to regions outside of the capitalOver the past 5 years.The suicide rate in Greater Brisbane has remained relatively stableThere has been an increase in the age-standardised rate observed in regions outside of Greater Brisbane.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland 20152015 Queensland specific statistics indicated that51 (39 male, 12 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people died by suicideSuicide was the 3rd leading annual cause of death for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, compared to the 9th leading cause of death for non-indigenous The standardised death rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (25.0 per 100,000) was considerably higher than the non-indigenous rate (15.1 per 100,000).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland 2015Between 2011-2015 in Queensland218 (166 male, 52 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 6.1% of all causes of deathFor Indigenous Australians in Queensland, suicide is ranked 4th in the leading causes of deathThe suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (23.1 per 100,000) in QLD was considerably higher than the non-indigenous population (13.3 per 100,000).

South Australia

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In South Australia in 2015236 people died by suicide (174 male; 62 female), which was a slight decrease on the 240 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was fifth highest across Australia, following NSW (815), QLD (746), VIC (654) and WA 394SA accounted for 7.8% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2015.

Age-standardised suicide ratesFigure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

South Australia 2015Recorded the fifth highest age-standardised suicide rate (13.4 per 100,000) in AustraliaThe suicide rate was lower than the average age-standardised rate for SA in 2014 (14.2 per 100,000)The rate was also slightly higher than the national age-standardised suicide rate (12.6 per 100,000).

South Australia 2015Figure 3: Age-standardised suicide rate by place of usual residence

Across all states and territories, the suicide rate was lower in capital cities compared to regions outside of the capitalIn 2015, the rate in Adelaide was similar to the rest of SA.Over the past 5 years.The suicide rate has slightly increased Greater Adelaide and decreased in the rest of SA.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander South Australia 2015Between 2011-2015 in South Australia43 (26 male, 17 female) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people deaths have been attributed to intentional self-harm, which represents 5.3% of all causes of deathFor Indigenous Australians in South Australia, suicide is ranked 4th in the leading causes of deathThe suicide rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (25.4 per 100,000) in SA was considerably higher than the non-indigenous population (12.4 per 100,000).

Tasmania

Number of deathsFigure 1 Number of suicide deaths by State and Territory

In Tasmania in 201585 people died by suicide (67 male; 18 female), which was a modest increase on the 69 recorded in 2014The number of suicide deaths was third lowest across Australia, only higher than NT (50) and ACT (46)Tasmania accounted for 2.8% of all deaths by suicide in Australia in 2015.

Age-standardised suicide ratesFigure 2: Age-standardised suicide rates in Australia (per 100,000)

Tasmania 2015Recorded the second highest