logo for the website of Fathers for Life
Fatherlessness, the lack of natural fathers in children's lives
| Home | In The News | Our Blog | Contact Us | RSS button | Share

Fathers for Life Site-Search

2013 04 15: Symantec (makers and distributors of Norton Antivirus) and O2 now filter/block the website of Fathers for Life and *BOTH* of its affiliated blogs. Click for details.

 Site Map (very large file)
 Table of Contents
 Children—Our most valued assets?
 Educating Our Children for the Global Gynarchia
 Child Support
 Civil Rights & Social Issues
 Family Law
 Destruction of Families
 Divorce Issues
 Domestic Violence
 Gay Issues
 Hate, Hoaxes and Propaganda
 Help Lines for Men
 Law, Justice and The Judiciary
 Mail to F4L
 Men's Issues
 The Politics of "Sex"
 Our Most Popular Pages
 Email List
 References - Bibliography

You are visitor

since June 19, 2001

Be notified of
page updates
it's private
powered by



Yes, the website for Fathers for Life and its affiliated blog are being slandered and censored. (Click for Details)

If you are a fathers-rights or pro-family activist, then it is quite likely that your website or blog is being, slandered and censored, too. (Click to check that out)


Australian Demographics and Suicide Statistics


The information presented in the graphs for Australian suicide information on this page is a bit dated, from about 2001, 1998 and earlier, although still accurate.  Still, when discussing the issues, especially when discussing into which direction the trends pertaining to suicide- or demographic indicators are moving, it would be better to have more recent information, information from a time frame closer to 2013.

Unfortunately, the Australian government apparently does not think so and prefers to treat its citizens like mushrooms.  At least with respect to suicide information, Australian citizens are being kept in the dark and fed B.S..  This link leads to the proof of that. The spreadsheet that the link leads to shows very few suicide statistics but instead  only rows of "n.a.", indicating that such data are ostensibly not available.  More likely, the "n.a." in each case indicates that the public cannot be trusted with such data.  After all, the public may conclude, Heaven forbid, that years of feminist rule were not exactly Paradise and led increasingly more people (mostly men, of course) to terminate their existence in their feminist Hell on Earth by escaping into death.

So, before you delve into more revealing statistics from a different, more open era, not all that long ago, when Australian government was more open because it was not yet censored as heavily as it is now, let's have a look at what people in more democratic parts of the world get to see about Australian suicide statistics.  Take this:

Australia suicide rates, 2006 data, from the ABS, shown in an excerpt from a report by the World Health Organization
Source: http://www.who.int/mental_health/prevention/suicide_rates/en/

Hmm... Those numbers do stem from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  Could they be correct?  If so, why keep them secret in Australia?  One would think that that is such a great improvement under feminist rule that the Australian feminist government would not stop bragging about them.  The comparable suicide 1998 suicide rates were 23.1 for males and 5.7 for females.

At any rate, here now are the figures as they were in 1998 and earlier, when it was not yet considered that such numbers were to be kept a state-secret.  It is up to you to imagine what the comparable numbers are now, because, if you are Australian, your government does not trust you enough to have you know the truth.

Australian demographics and suicide statistics, 2001, 1998 and earlier

Life expectancies at birth, by sex, Australia, 1881 - 1992

Australian popuation distribution 1998, by sex and age group
The data table from which this graph has been constructed
is accessible via the link contained in note 2.

Austrakian suicides, by sex and marital status, 1998
Based on Table 2.1 of the report by Steenkamp & Harrison [2]

Australian suicide rates, bys sex and marital status, 1998
Based on Table 2.1 of the report by Steenkamp & Harrison [2]

Australian suicides, percent for each sex, by marital status, as per a 2001 report
Based on Table 2.1 of the report by Steenkamp & Harrison [2]

Australian suicides total, by sex and age-group, 1998
Based on case counts presented in Table 8.1 of
the report by Steenkamp & Harrison [1]

The distribution of the suicide cases per age group as shown in the preceding graph has most likely been affected by the quality of the reporting (i.e.: some suicide deaths may not have been reported as suicides).  It is likely that the distribution is similar but somewhat different from that in the US (shown in the subsequent graph).  However, it is not very likely that the actual distribution of the Australian suicide deaths is not as smooth as the distribution of suicide deaths in the US.

USA suicide totals, by sex and age-group, 1979 - 1996

Australian suicide rates, byt sex and age-group, 1998
See notes 1 & 2

What might the reasons be why the shapes of the distribution curves for suicide rates per age group for Australia (preceding graph) and the US (subsequent Graph) are so different.  If the data for both countries are accurate to the same extent in reporting suicide as the cause of death when necessary, it would appear that there are substantial differences in the social conditions in the two countries.

USA suicide rates, by sex and age-group 1980 - 1996

Australian suicides, male:female ratios by age group, 1998
See notes 1 & 2

Again, the preceding graph showing the distribution of the male:female suicide ratios over the age groups differs substantially from that showing the corresponding information for the US. 
   Of course, the population in the US is much larger.  The number of suicides that are represented in the subsequent graph for the US is substantially larger than that for Australia.  Furthermore, the information for Australia covers only one year, while that for the US covers 17 years.  Therefore it is to be expected that there is a fair bit of smoothing in the distribution of the ratios for the US.   However, the general shape of the Australian distribution curve should be somewhat similar instead of deviating considerably from the shape of the curve for the US.  It is quite possible that the reason why the characteristics of the shape of the Australian distribution curve are so much different is that a good number of suicide deaths was falsely attributed to other causes of death.

USA suicides, male:female ratios, byt sex and age group, totals for 1980 - 1996 period


  1. Information based on Suicide and hospitalised self-harm in Australia, Nov. 2000, by Malinda Steenkamp and James E Harrison, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra, AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 30 (PDF File – 1.036 MB), and on a Web page by SteenKamp and Harrison showing an update for Table 2.1 of their report.

  2. Australian suicide rates and male/female suicide ratios for Australia were re-calculated using Australian population statistics for 1998, accessible at the website of the Australian Bureau for Statistics. (The Australian government no longer wants anyone to see that report, but a copy of it is still available in the Internet Archives.)

Life Line 131 114 or 9662 1000,
Crisis Line 9323 0300,
Kids Help Line 1 800 55 1800,
Here For Life
(That website is no longer in existence, but a copy of the web page is still available in the Internet Archives.)

Related Site:

Here for life

Understanding Suicide, etc... material (That website is no longer in existence, but a copy of the web page is still available in the Internet Archives.)

See also:

Youth Suicide and Self-Injury Australia,
by James Harrison, Jerry Moller, Stan Bordeaux

Completed Suicides in Western Australian Youth (The Australian government no longer wants anyone to see that report, but a copy of it is still available in the Internet Archives.)

Suicides in Vietnam veterans’ children a continuing problem

High suicide numbers in the children of Vietnam veterans is likely to be a continuing problem, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

A 1999 Institute report confirmed that suicide rates in the children of Vietnam veterans are three times that of the general community.

The latest report, Suicide in Vietnam Veterans’ Children, commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, shows that this figure, and associated patterns of suicide, remained unchanged from 1988 to 1997.

See article from The Age, (Melbourne), 19 April 2001

Divorced men head suicide list, By Darren Gray

See also suicide statistics for other countries and Index to Health Issues of Interest to Men

Back to Index of Health Issues

Posted 2001 04 20
2007 12 14 (reformated)
2013 04 11 (added preamble and links to archived versions of some web pages that some of the links led to)