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

55% of injury hospitalisations and 61% of injury deaths were for males

There were over 532,500 injury hospitalisation cases in 2017–18

The top 3 causes of hospitalised injury in 2017–18 were falls, contact with objects, and transport accidents

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

Redback spider bites accounted for 283 hospitalisations in 2017–18

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

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