Key findings

In 2021–22, there were over 670,000 ED presentations related to injuries in adult men (males aged 19 years and over) in Australia, over 238,000 injury hospitalisations, and more than 8,700 injury-related deaths.

The highest rate of injury hospitalisation among men in 2021–22 was for men aged 75 and over, with over 5,600 hospitalisations per 100,000 men.

The highest rate of injury ED presentation among men in 2021–22 was for men aged 19 to 24, with a rate over 10,000 cases per 100,000 men.

Injury rates increase with remoteness.

First Nations men have higher rates of injury hospitalisation and death overall, a difference more pronounced in younger age groups.

The top 3 causes of injury hospitalisations among men in 2021-22 were falls (39% of the total), contact with objects (19%) and transport (14%).

Falls were also the leading cause of injury death for adult men in 2021-22, followed by suicide and transport accidents.