Understanding suicide – for health professionals

2010 Causes of Death (published 20th March 2012).

Includes the latest information and statistics on suicide from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - (chapter 5, page 20-24)


The following provide ABS data broken down by age group

Please Note:

The latest available suicide statistics are from 2010. These figures should be interpreted with caution as they are subject to an ABS revision process which could see them change, see explanatory note

Research and Evidence in Suicide Prevention (2008)

Provides information about suicide risk, protective factors for suicide and prevention. There are also some statistics on suicide trends across Australia, within different cultures, communities, and around the world (page 30-40).