Twenty-eight more Western Australians died due to injury in 2018, compared to 2017. The injury areas that experienced the highest increase in deaths in 2018 included “other accidental threats to breathing” (1,300% increase, n=28 vs n=2), “exposure to inanimate mechanical forces” (133% increase, n=7 vs n=2) and “assault” (109% increase, n=46 vs n=22). See Table 1 below for more information.
Australian Bureau of Statistics. 3303.0 – Causes of Death, Western Australia, 2018. (2019).
*Years of Potential Life Lost is calculated based on any death to an individual aged 1-78 years.