This report is the sixth annual update monitoring suicides among permanent, reserve and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members. The population of ADF members under consideration are those who served between 1985 and 2021. Permanent and reserve male ADF members die by suicide at about half the rate of Australians of similar age, while ex-serving male members have a higher rate than Australian males.
This edition of the report is released in conjunction with a separate web article: Suicide and select causes of death, 1997 to 2021, available on application to AIHW.
- ISBN: 978-1-923085-16-46
- DOI: 10.25816/683c-st95
- Cat. no: PHE 327
- Pages: 88
Serving permanent and reserve males are about half as likely to die by suicide as Australian males
Ex-serving males who separate voluntarily have a similar rate of suicide to Australian males
Ex-serving males who separate for involuntary medical have higher rates of suicide than males who separate voluntarily
Ex-serving males are on average 26% more likely to die by suicide than Australian males