Road Trauma Australia—Annual Summaries

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This report is the latest in a series of annual road crash statistical reports. It presents annual counts of deaths, fatal crashes, injuries and standardised rates. The focus is on the last ten years.

Latest Year: 2020

2020: At a glance

  • Over the decade to 2020, fatalities decreased from approximately 1,300 per year to 1,100 per year. The trend was not consistent but the total reduction amounted to 13.4 per cent. The years 2012 and 2016 were peaks, and 2014 and 2020 were lows.
  • The rate of annual fatalities per 100,000 population declined by a total of 24.7 per cent over the decade. All jurisdictions showed reductions in this rate.
  • Road crash injury data (latest is 2018) showed an increase of 11.3 per cent over the previous five years. The rate per 100,000 population for injuries is 35 times higher than that for deaths.


NRSS 2011-2020 statistical progress towards fatality target

Data presented in this publication was correct as at May 2021. Due to normal ongoing revisions in road deaths data, comparisons between this publication and later reports will result in minor discrepancies.