Outcomes

Table 12: Rates of suicide and suicide hospitalisation, per 100,000 population, 2010-11

 

MC

IR

OR

R

VR

 

Age standardised rate per 100,000 people

Suicide death rate

9.4

10.7

12.9

16.8

18.1

Suicide hospitalisation rate

111.6

132

124.6

153.2

166.2

 

Rate ratios

Suicide death rate

1.00

1.14

1.37

1.79

1.93

Suicide hospitalisation rate

1.00

1.18

1.12

1.37

1.49

Source: https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/injury/suicide-hospitalised-self-harm-in-australia/contents/table-of-contents

According to AIHW, suicide death rates were 14% and 37% higher in IR and OR areas, and 79% and 93% higher in Remote and Very remote areas.

 

Table 13: Suicide death rate, per 100,000 population, 2011

Population

Suicide rate (deaths per 100,000 population)

Persons inside Major cities

8.2

Persons outside Major cities

13.6

15-29 males inside Major cities

15

15-29 males outside Major cities

32

Non Indigenous persons

9.6

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons

25.7

15-24 non Indigenous persons

8.1

15-24 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons

41.2

Persons employed, Qld

10.6

Persons in agriculture, Qld

24.1

Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features30Mar+2011

and re Qld: http://www.matesinconstruction.org.au/flux-content/mic/pdf/suicideinselectedoccupations.pdf

 

Suicide death rate in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is about double that for non-Indigenous people. Young people, particularly in rural areas, and particularly Indigenous people, as well as people employed in agriculture have higher rates again.