Facing up to the Australian Stroke Challenge 2014-2050

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
Swan 375 Forrest 1060
Stirling 372 Curtin 1030
Curtin 366 Stirling 988
Canning 354 304 O’Connor 978
Perth 336 Cowan 862
Brand 331 Perth 861
Tangney 313 Brand 847
Fremantle 313 Swan 822
O’Connor 307 Canning 809
Forrest 306 Pearce 726
Hasluck 304 Tangney 643
Pearce 287 Fremantle 628
Cowan 246 Durack 570
Durack 223 Hasluck 564
Moore 219 Moore 501
Total WA 4652 Total WA 11889

 

 

 

Electorate # of stroke survivors 2014   Electorate # of strokesurvivors 2050
Canning 3171 Forrest 7815
Swan 3069 Stirling 7415
Stirling 3040 Curtin 7254
Brand 2976 304 Cowan 7037
Curtin 2968 O’Connor 7030
Perth 2820 Brand 6457
O’Connor 2773 Perth 6098
Hasluck 2753 Canning 6075
Forrest 2730 Pearce 5839
Tangney 2729 Swan 5630
Fremantle 2723 Hasluck 4934
Pearce 2682 Tangney 4854
Durack 2312 Durack 4756
Cowan 2268 Fremantle 4751
Moore 2159 Moore 4528
Total WA 41173 Total WA 90473
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