Road Safety Statistics
The latest Australian road fatality data (May 2016) shows that:
- During calendar 2015 there were 1,205 road deaths (provisional).
- For 2016 to May, there have been 551 deaths (provisional). This is 70 deaths (14.6%) higher than the same period last year.
National statistics on fatal road crashes are updated each month in the online Australian Road Deaths Database, and in the Road Deaths Australia monthly bulletins.
This bulletin contains monthly summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes.
This bulletin contains annual summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes.
Quarterly statistical summaries of fatal heavy vehicle crashes
This bulletin contains annual summaries and current counts of Australian fatal road crashes involving heavy vehicles.
This report presents summaries of fatalities and fatality rates for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations and Australian states and territories. The latest year for the country comparisons is 2013.
The AIHW publish information on hospitalised injury (injury resulting in hospitalisation but not in-hospital death) due to land transport accidents. The focus is on road vehicle traffic crashes which account for nearly two-thirds of all hospitalised injury.
Occasional Road Safety Publications
- Australian cycling safety,
- Pedestrians and road safety,
- The impact of airbags and electronic stability control on Australian light vehicle fatalities,
- Impact of road trauma and measures to improve outcomes,
- Road safety of older Australians,
- Young adult road safety,
- Child pedestrian safety.
The National Road Safety Strategy sets out nationally agreed objectives, targets and priorities for road safety improvement in Australia. More information including NRSS statistical indicators are available at roadsafety.gov.au.
Statistical alerts for recent OECD road safety reports are available here.
External links to OECD and Australian state and territory road safety data are available here.