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, 30kb)

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