Road Deaths Australia—Monthly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

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Release Date:
February 2017

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.

A table providing monthly fatalities for the last 5 years has been added in the Excel file.

January 2017 : At a glance

  • There was a total of 97 road deaths during the month of January 2017. In comparison to the average for January over the previous five years, the current figure is 5.6 per cent lower.
  • During the 12 months ended January 2017, there were 1,290 road deaths. This is a 7.0 per cent increase compared to the total for the 12-month period ended January 2016.
  • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 5.3. Compared to the figure for the 12-month period ending January 2016, this is a 5.5 per cent increase.

    Monthly Australian road deaths for last five years, with trend