Safety Snapshots

Deaths as a result of injury

In 2014-16, 48 children and young people (birth-14 years) in South Australia died as a result of injury (a rate of 5.3 per 100,000 population).

The highest rate of death due to injury (7.5 per 100,000 population) was for young children (birth-4 years). The rate for 5-9 year olds was 3.9 per 100,000 population and for 10-14 year olds the rate was 4.5 per 100,000 population. 

Nationally in 2014-16, the rate of death due to injury was 4.1 per 100,000 population, a decrease since 2005-07, when the rate was 6.1 per 100,000 population.

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