Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by age group

Suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016, by age This statistic shows the suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by age group. The suicide rate is the amount of suicides per 100,000 population, in percent. The age group with the highest rate of suicide was 45 to 49 year olds, at 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest rate was among young people, at 5.8 percent.
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Age groupSuicides per 100,000 population in percent
15-195.3%
20-2410.4%
25-2910.9%
30-3412%
35-3911.8%
40-4415.3%
45-4914.9%
50-5415.1%
55-5913.2%
60-649.9%
65-698%
70-746.8%
75-796.3%
80-848.2%
85-898.2%
90+10.7%
Age groupSuicides per 100,000 population in percent
15-195.3%
20-2410.4%
25-2910.9%
30-3412%
35-3911.8%
40-4415.3%
45-4914.9%
50-5415.1%
55-5913.2%
60-649.9%
65-698%
70-746.8%
75-796.3%
80-848.2%
85-898.2%
90+10.7%
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This statistic shows the suicide rate in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by age group. The suicide rate is the amount of suicides per 100,000 population, in percent. The age group with the highest rate of suicide was 45 to 49 year olds, at 15.6 deaths per 100,000 population. The lowest rate was among young people, at 5.8 percent.
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Release date
December 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2016
Age group
15 years and older
Supplementary notes
*In the United Kingdom, suicide is defined as deaths given an underlying cause of intentional self-harm or injury/poisoning of undetermined intent.
Figures are for persons aged 15 years and over.
Age-standardised suicide rates per 100,000 population, standardised to the 1976 European Standard Population. Age-standardised rates are used to allow comparison between populations which may contain different proportions of people of different ages.
Deaths of non-residents are included in figures for the UK.
Figures are for deaths registered in each calendar year.

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