Road Trauma Australia—Annual Summaries

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This report is the latest in the BITRE series of annual road crash statistical reports. It presents annual counts of road deaths, injuries and standardised rates.

Latest Year: 2022

2022: At a glance

  • In 2022, there were 1,194 road crash deaths. This is an increase of 5.8 per cent from 2021. Over the decade national fatalities have remained largely flat.
  • Fatality rates per population declined over the decade by a total of 10.4 per cent (from 5.1 to 4.6).  The largest reductions in this rate were in New South Wales (down 20.1 per cent) and in South Australia (down 33.5 per cent).  
  • Deaths of vulnerable road users (motorcyclist, pedestrian and pedal cyclist) were also largely flat over the decade. Within this group, motorcyclist deaths increased slightly and for pedestrians and pedal cyclists, the trends were both marginal reductions. Vehicle passenger deaths declined the most out of all road user groups (2.5 per cent per annum).


Deaths by jurisdiction, with trends

Due to normal ongoing revisions in road deaths data, comparisons between this publication and later reports will result in minor discrepancies.