Year: 1994 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology, v.30, no.2, (August 1994), p.194-202 SIEC No: 20010718

This paper reports the findings of a study of temporal variations in suicide occurrence in Australia. The study is based on the analysis of 19,425 suicides registered between 1981 & 1990. The findings show that the incidence of suicide appears to follow a distinct weekly cycle. This cycle is more pronounced for men than women. Suicide occurrence also varies by seasons. Some sociological explanations of these differences are offered. (16 refs.)