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released: 3 Dec 2014 author: AIHW media release

This report describes suicide and hospitalised self-harm in Australia. Suicide occurring in 2010–11 is described statistically, and trends are shown for the period from the early 1920s. Patterns of suicide over time were also examined for selected birth cohorts. Hospitalised intentional self-harm in 2010–11 is also described, and trends are examined for the period from 1999–00. Both suicide and hospitalised intentional self-harm are analysed by mechanism of injury, sex, age group, Indigenous status and other factors.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978-1-74249-669-6; Cat. no. INJCAT 169; 155pp.; $19

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
    • Trends in suicide rates
    • Trends in rates of hospitalisation due to intentional self-harm
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Suicide deaths: 2010-11
      • 2.1 Overview
      • 2.2 Age and sex distribution
      • 2.3 State and territory rates
      • 2.4 Remoteness of residence
      • 2.5 Socioeconomic status
      • 2.6 Mechanism of suicide
    • 3 Trends of suicide by all mechanisms 1921-2010
    • 4 Trends in suicide by hanging
      • 4.1 Trends: 1921-2010
      • 4.2 Trends by injury intent
    • 5 Trends in suicide by firearms
      • 5.1 Trends: 1921-2010
      • 5.2 Trends by injury intent
    • 6 Trends in suicide by poisons  (except gas)
      • 6.1 Trends: 1922-2010
      • 6.2 Trends by injury intent
      • 6.3 Trends for commonly used drugs
    • 7 Trends in suicide by gas
      • 7.1 Trends: 1922-2010
      • 7.2 Trends by injury intent
      • 7.3 Trends by exposure to domestic gases and motor vehicle exhaust
    • 8 Trends in suicide by other mechanisms
      • 8.1 Trends: 1922-2010
      • 8.2 Trends by mechanism
    • 9 Trends in suicide rates by remoteness: 2001-02 to 2010-11
    • 10 Suicide of Indigenous Australians
    • 11 Hospitalised intentional self-harm: 2010-11
      • 11.1 Age and sex distribution
      • 11.2 Remoteness of residence
      • 11.3 Socioeconomic status
      • 11.4 Mechanism
    • 12 Hospitalised self-harm trends: 1999-00 to 2011-12
      • 12.1 All mechanisms
      • 12.2 Poisons (except gas)
      • 12.3 Sharp objects
      • 12.4 Hanging
      • 12.5 Gaseous substances
      • 12.6 Other mechanisms of injury
    • 13 Hospitalised intentional self-harm of Indigenous Australians
    • 14 Comparison of trends in hospitalised intentional self-harm and suicide deaths: 1999-00 to 2010-11
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Data issues
    • Appendix 2: Birth cohort analyses
    • Appendix 3: State and territory of residence
    • Appendix 4: Summary data tables
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Suicide and hospitalised self-harm in Australia: trends and analysis. Injury research and statistics series no. 93. Cat. no. INJCAT 169. Canberra: AIHW.

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