Acquired brain injury in Australia

DATE: 20 August 2015

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An acquired brain injury (ABI) is any damage that occurs to a person’s brain after birth. 

An ABI can occur in a number of different ways, and have a range of consequences, depending on how the brain is affected. 

This info​​graphic looks at some ABI statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012 Survey of Disability, Ageing, and Carers and Synapse.

Key facts

  • Australians acquire brain injuries in all stages of life, from early childhood through to older age.
  • In 2012, there were over 330 000 Australians with an ABI.
  • Road accidents account for almost half of all traumatic brain injury.

Technical notes

Yooralla statistics on ABS data and data provided by Synapse.

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