Road Deaths Australia—Monthly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

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Release Date:
August 2019

This bulletin contains current counts and summaries of road crash deaths and fatal road crashes in Australia. It is produced monthly and published on BITRE's website on or around the 14th of each month. Data are sourced from the road traffic or police authorities in each jurisdiction. Data are preliminary and subject to revision.

A table providing monthly fatalities for the last 5 years is included in the Excel file.

August 2019: At a glance

  • There was a total of 97 road deaths during the month of August 2019. The current figure is 12.6 per cent lower than the average for August over the previous five years.
  • During the 12 months ended August 2019, there were 1,203 road deaths. This is an increase of 0.8 per cent from the 12-month period ending August 2018.
  • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 4.8. This is a 0.8 per cent decrease compared to the rate for the 12-month period ending August 2018.

Monthly Australian road deaths for last five years, with trend