The National Stroke Foundation has released new data showing that the impact of stroke is set to soar in coming decades. It is estimated that there will be almost 1 million stroke survivors living in Australia by 2050 including around 90,000 from Western Australia. Currently in Western Australia there are around 41,173 people living with the effects of a stroke.
The number of strokes in Western Australia will also rise significantly – in fact it will more than double from 4,652 this year to 11,889 in 2050.
Stroke already places a significant burden on our health system and this new data indicates that we have a challenging future ahead of us. This analysis once again details the local nature of the stroke challenge we face in the future and reinforces the need for a continued effort at every level to reduce the burden.
The tables below provide data for the WA Federal Electorates.
Western Australia stroke numbers by Federal Electorate
|Electorate||# of strokes 2014||Electorate||# of strokes 2050|
|Total WA||4652||Total WA||11889|
|Electorate||# of stroke survivors 2014||Electorate||# of strokesurvivors 2050|
|Total WA||41173||Total WA||90473|