This report updates and extends data previously published on the burden of suicide and self‑inflicted injuries from the 2015 Australian Burden of Disease Study (ABDS) (AIHW 2019). It includes updated estimates of the total, fatal and non-fatal burden of suicide and self-inflicted injuries in Australia in 2019. Detailed information is provided by age and sex, on changes over time, and on differences by key population groups.
- Cat. no: PHE 288
145,703 years of healthy life lost due to suicide and self-inflicted injuries in 2019, 99% of which was fatal burden
Suicide and self-inflicted injuries represented around 3% of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia
The proportion of total burden from suicide and self-inflicted injuries was higher among males (75%) than females (25%)
On average, males and females lost 42 years of life due to dying from suicide in 2019