Learn About Brain Injuries

There are two types of Brain Injuries, Acquired and Traumatic (commonly known as ABI or TBI).

Below is a list statistics and links for relevant articles and research. 


BRAIN INJURY STATISTICS

-700,000 Australians have a brain injury, either ABI or TBI

-2 out of every 3 people acquired a brain injury before the age of 25

-TBI rate of 107 per 100,000

-Acquired rate of 338,700 per 3.6 million

-3 out 4 aged 65 of under

-Approx 200,000 under 15 have a ABI 

-55% are caused by a traffic accident

-Approx 157,500 have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury 

-42% have psychiatric disability

-39% have a sensory or speech disability

-29% have a intellectual disability


Acquired Brain Injury % by state/territory

-NSW has the highest rate in Australia of 113,300 (1.8% of the states population)

-QLD second with 74,300 (2.6% of the states population)

-VIC with 72,700 (1.9% of the states population)

-SA with 33,600 (2.2% of the states population)

-WA with 29,200 (2% of the states population)

-TAS with 7,800 (1.8% of the states population)

-ACT with 4,700 (2.3% of the states population)

-NT with 3,100 (3.6% of the states population)

=18.2%