Note about using statistics

The 2017 Causes of Death data was released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 26 September 2018 in Catalogue 3303.0.

The summary prepared by Life in Mind and Mindframe represents suicide rates and trends in the 2017 (preliminary) data, trends by age group over time and state variations.

This is the third year that the ABS have released the preliminary data at an earlier date. Suicide data is now released nine months (in September) after end of year. Before 2016, suicide data was released 15 months after the end of each year.

This release includes 2016 and 2017 preliminary data, 2015 first-revision data and 2014 final data. The second and final revision for 2015 and the first revision for 2016 will be released in early 2019

Interpreting the ABS causes of death data