Injuries in children and adolescents are a significant contributor to hospitalisations in Australia. This report presents 2021–22 hospitalisation and emergency department presentation data among children and adolescents aged 0–18 years. It describes the main types and causes of injury, variation among specific populations, and the severity of injuries. Differences by developmental stage and comparisons to adult injury patterns are included. Additionally, the report assesses trends over the last decade.

  • Cat. no: INJCAT 238