In 2018 around 3,042 suicides occurred in Australia, 151 less than in 2017. In 2018, on average 8 Australians committed suicide every day.
Australia reported 12.2 suicides per 100,000 inhabitants, above the world average of 9.46 suicides per 100,000 people.
Of the 3,042 recorded suicide cases in 2018, 2,316 were men suicides and 726 were women. So that, the suicide rate among males were 18.7 per 100,000 men and for women 5.8 per 100,000 female.
Statistics show that in 2014, suicides were the main cause of unnatural death in the world. In Australia suicide also is one of the leading causes of unnatural death. By comparison, there were 222 homicides in Australia, the number of suicides far outnumber homicides. For every homicide there were 13.7 suicides.