Stroke in Australia

DATE: 17 September 2015



A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is stopped by a clot or bleeding.

When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. Strokes can result in physical disability, and can also cause emotional and behavioural changes.

This infographic looks at some facts and statistics about stroke in Australia.

Key facts

  • 1 in 6 people will have a stroke during their lifetime.
  • In Australia, someone has a stroke every 10 minutes.
  • 30 percent of stroke survivors are under 65 years old.

Technical notes


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