Overview

Injury is a major contributor to mortality, morbidity and permanent disability in Australia.

Most injuries requiring hospitalisation are the result of falls and transport accidents, while most deaths from injuries occur as a result of falls and suicide. 

More reports and statistics on injury can be found under Hospitals and Life expectancy & deaths.

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Latest findings

There were over 544,000 cases of hospitalisated injury in 2018–19

There were over 13,700 injury deaths in 2018–19

55% of injury hospitalisations and 62% of injury deaths in 2018–19 were male

Brown snake bites resulted in 215 hospitalisations in 2017–18

Bee and wasp stings were responsible for 1,256 hospitalisations in 2017–18

There were 3,520 hospitalisations due to contact with venomous animals and plants in 2017–18

Highlights