Year: 1972 Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues, v.7, no.3, (1972), p.217-221 SIEC No: 19841829

A study was made of 84 patients who attempted suicide in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. Most of the cases suffered from drug overdoses. The majority were young women, of 64 women, 48 were married and four were single. The occupations of both men and women were generally of low social status. The proportion of attempted suicides (by religion) was the same as would be expected on the basis of the percentage of persons in each religious denomination, with the exception of three religions.