Suicide - Number of deaths by age, sex, and ethnicity 2005–2014

Ministry of Health

Definitions

Rate: The rate of suicide refers to the frequency with which these events occur relative to the number of people in a defined population and a defined time period.
Age-specific rates measure the frequency of suicides per 100,000 population relative to particular population age groups. Age-standardised rates per 100,000 population were standardised to the WHO world standard population

Limitations of the data

This 2014 data is provisional. In New Zealand, a death is only officially classified as suicide by the coroner on completion of the coroner’s inquiry. Only those deaths determined as ‘intentionally self-inflicted’ after the inquiry will receive a final verdict of suicide. At the time of data extraction (17 November 2016), there were some deaths registered in 2014 that were still subject to coroners’ findings and where the cause of death had not yet been determined. Although these deaths are not included in the following data, some may later be classified as suicide.

Data provided by

Ministry of Health

Dataset name

Suicide Facts: 2014 data

Webpage:

http://www.health.govt.nz/publication/suicide-facts-2014-data

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Suicide Facts: 2014' from the box to the right-hand side of the page.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Suicide Facts: 2014 data

From the dataset Suicide Facts: 2014 data, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: 2014
  • Range: C4:L22
  • Provided: 140 data points

Dataset originally released on:

December 21, 2016

About this dataset

This table provides high level suicide information for 2014 ahead of the annual Suicide Facts: Deaths and intentional self-harm 2014 publication.

Method of collection/Data provider

Data sourced from the New Zealand Mortality Collection.