Road Deaths Australia—Monthly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

Publication Subject(s):


Release Date:
November 2016

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.

Note: Corrected single and multiple crash-type for several 2016 crashes.

October 2016 : At a glance

  • There was a total of 118 road deaths during the month of October 2016. In comparison to the average for October over the previous five years, the current figure is 11.1 per cent higher.
  • During the 12 months ended October, there were 1,271 road deaths. This is a 5.2 per cent increase compared to the total for the 12-month period ended October 2015.
  • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 5.3. Compared to the figure for the 12-month period ending October 2015, this is a 3.8 per cent increase.

    Monthly Australian road deaths for last five years, with trend