Road Deaths Australia—Monthly Bulletins

Publication Type:
Statistical Report

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Release Date:
October 2018

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 is included in the Excel file.

October 2018 : At a glance

  • There was a total of 74 road deaths during the month of October 2018. The current figure is 31.0 per cent lower than the average for October over the previous five years.
  • During the 12 months ended October 2018, there were 1,193 road deaths. This is a decrease of 0.6 per cent from the 12-month period ending October 2017.
  • Presently, the rate of annual deaths per 100,000 population stands at 4.8. This is 2.1 per cent decrease compared to the rate for the 12-month period ending October 2017.

Monthly Australian road deaths for last five years, with trend