Car crash statistics –
Serious injuries and deaths by road user, gender and age group
Transport for NSW provides some interesting statistics on serious injuries and deaths in car crashes throughout NSW.
|Number|| Actual change from Dec 2016
Table 1 shows the biggest decrease in serious injuries is among drivers and motorcyclists, and the biggest increase is in cyclist deaths.
|| Ratio Dec 2017 (Dec 2016)
Table 2 shows serious injuries among males and females have dropped but the ratio remains similar.
|Age group||Number||Actual change from Dec 2016|
Table 3 shows the biggest increase in serious injuries among young people under 25 and the biggest decrease in 26-49 year olds.
Note: The following statistics about road deaths are based on comparison with 2015-17 averages, rather than year end August 2017. This gives a different kind of result.
|Number|| Actual change from 2015-17 average
Table 4 shows drivers have seen the biggest increase and motorcyclists the biggest and only decrease in deaths from the 2015-17 average.
|Number||Ratio Aug 2018 (2015-17 average)
Table 5 shows males are dying at more than three times the rate of females and the percentage of female deaths has decreased from the 2015-17 average.
|Age group||Number|| Actual change from 2015-17 average
Table 6 shows the biggest increase in deaths of 17-25 year olds and a drop in under 16 and 26-49 year olds from the 2015-17 average.
- More drivers, passengers, pedestrians, males and people aged 17-25 died
- More died in country areas, now 68% of all deaths
- Serious injuries are down on the previous year
- Men make up 64% of seriously injured and 77% of deaths
- Fewer drivers under 16 and 26-49 died
- Deaths in the South West region increased 39%.
All information is taken from Transport for NSW:
- NSW road fatalities report 31 August 2018 (preliminary)
- Quarterly bulletin of serious injury crash data quarter ending December 2017 (preliminary).
Reviewed and updated 17 January 2019