Suicide

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

Please contact us at info@stats.govt.nz if you have any questions.

Why is this important for social statistics?

Suicide is a serious health and social issue. Suicide rates are a sign of the mental health and social well-being of the population.

Suicide is the act of intentionally killing oneself. In New Zealand, the classification of a death as suicide is based on a coroner’s findings.

This indicator measures the age-standardised rates of suicide deaths per 100,000 people.

Downloadable file:

Excel icon. Suicide – tables (Excel, 5 sheets, 39kb)

Includes breakdowns by sex, age group, Māori and non-Māori, and by OECD country.

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