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Injuries are a major health care issue in Australia, and the leading cause of death for people aged 1–44.

In the latest years for which data were available, injuries in Australia accounted for:

Injuries caused around:

  • 538,000 hospitalisations in 2021–22
  • 2,100 per 100,000 population
  • 13,900 deaths in 2020–21
  • 54 per 100,000 population