Injury is a major cause of hospitalisation and death in Australia. This web report explores injury hospitalisations in 2021–22 and injury deaths in 2020–21. It describes the main causes of injury and their impact on specific populations.
- Cat. no: INJCAT 213
The top 3 causes of injury hospitalisation in 2021–22 were falls, contact with objects, and transport accidents
The top 3 causes of injury death in 2020–21 were falls, suicide and accidental poisoning
Males accounted for 54% of injury hospitalisations in 2021–22 and 61% of injury deaths in 2020–21
Male motorcyclists aged 15-24 had the highest rate of injury hospitalisations where causes were specified.