Intentional self-harm hospitalisations, by age, sex and Indigenous status, Australia, 2008–09 to 2020–21.
The line graph shows age-specific rates of hospitalisations for intentional self-harm by age, sex and persons for Indigenous Australians. Users can choose to view age-specific rate, numbers and proportion of hospitalisations for intentional self-harm by sex and Indigenous status for each age group. Rates for young Indigenous females aged 15–19 increased steeply from 683.0 per 100,000 population in 2014–15 to 1164.7 in 2016–17, declined to 1041.8 in 2018–19, before increasing again to 1180.7 in 2019–20 and declining again in 2020–21 to 1132.9. This was the highest rate of all age-groups in 2020–21, well above the next highest rate of 740.3 per 100,000 population for Indigenous females aged 20–24. The rate for all Indigenous females generally increased across the period, with some fluctuations, from 235.5 in 2008–09 to 407.7 in 20209–21.