Youth suicide

Table 1: Youth suicide rates per 100,000 15-24 year-olds, by gender (1996 to 2010)
Year Female Male Both Genders
1996 14.3 39.1 26.7
1997 10.8 41.1 26.2
1998 13.3 38.5 26.1
1999 14.2 30.6 22.6
2000 5.8 29.9 18.1
2001 8.7 32.2 20.6
2002 11.0 23.2 17.2
2003 11.0 22.5 16.9
2004 10.5 27.7 19.3
2005 8.2 27.6 18.1
2006 8.0 31.1 19.7
2007 7.6 22.5 15.2
2008 12.5 26.4 19.5
2009 6.8 29.0 18.1
2010* 11.3 23.8 17.7
Notes:
  1. *Provisional as at September 2013.
  2. Source: Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm hospitalisations 2010 (Ministry of Health).

Table 2: Youth suicide rates per 100,000 15-24 year-olds, by ethnic group (1996 to 2010)
Year M ā ori Non-Māori All ethnic groups
1996 38.4 24.1 26.7
1997 33.9 24.3 26.2
1998 40.3 22.6 26.1
1999 30.6 20.5 22.6
2000 25.7 16.2 18.1
2001 26.1 19.1 20.6
2002 31.2 13.9 17.2
2003 28.6 14.2 16.9
2004 36.9 15.1 19.3
2005 34.0 14.3 18.1
2006 31.8 16.8 19.7
2007 28.1 12.1 15.2
2008 29.3 17.2 19.5
2009 28.7 15.6 18.1
2010* 35.3 13.4 17.7
Notes:
  1. *Provisional as at September 2013.
  2. Source: Suicide Facts: Deaths and international self-harm hospitalisations 2010 (Ministry of Health).

Table 3: Average youth suicide rates per 100,000 15-24 year-olds, by District Health Board region and gender (2006 to 2010)
District Health Board Region1 Average Youth Suicide Rate2 per 100,000
Female Male Total
Northland 15.3 30.2 23.0
Waitemata 5.5 18.8 12.3
Auckland 7.3 22.7 14.9
Counties Manukau 7.1 26.1 16.7
Waikato 11.6 21.0 16.4
Lakes 3.0 35.0 19.3
Bay of Plenty 14.7 40.4 27.8
Tairawhiti 31.7 74.3 53.3
Hawkes Bay 10.5 38.1 24.6
Taranaki 6.0 30.1 18.5
Midcentral 9.5 35.4 22.6
Whanganui 24.6 31.7 28.3
Capital & Coast 13.9 13.8 13.8
Hutt Valley 6.2 19.7 13.1
Wairarapa 18.3 17.1 17.7
Nelson Marlborough 10.7 28.5 20.2
West Coast 0.0 0.0 0.0
Canterbury 8.7 24.9 17.1
South Canterbury 6.7 72.3 41.2
Otago 7.0 24.9 15.8
Southland 8.9 57.8 34.3
Total Deaths 9.3 26.6 18.1
Notes:
  1. The District Health Board region containing the usual residential address of the person who committed suicide.
  2. Average annual youth suicide rate based on years between 2006 and 2010.
  3. Source: Ministry of Health.