This report presents interactive maps and data visualisations based on counts and rates of hospitalised injury and injury deaths by remoteness of usual residence for Australian jurisdictions in 2017–18. Overall, rates of injury hospitalisations and deaths rise with increasing remoteness. Transport accidents and assaults/homicide show the strongest relationship between increasing remoteness and increasing rates of deaths and hospitalisations.
- Cat. no: INJCAT 216
For residents of Very remote areas, the rate of injury hospitalisation was more than double that of Major cities
The transport crash death rate for residents of Very remote areas was 5 times as high as for Major city residents
The assault hospitalisation rate was 19 times as high for residents of Very Remote areas compared to Major cities
Rates of self-harm hospitalisation and death were higher in Remote and Very remote areas