Car crashes – Serious injuries and deaths by road user, gender and age
Transport for NSW provides regular statistics on how many people are affected by car crashes throughout NSW.
|Number|| Change from June 2018
Table 1 shows cyclists, then motorcyclists, saw the biggest drop in the number of serious injuries. Pedestrians and cyclists saw the biggest percentage drops in serious injuries.
||June 2019 (2018)
Table 2 shows almost no change in the ratio of male to female. Men still make up two thirds of serious injuries.
|Age group||Number||Change from June 2018|
|Over 70||1,371||-141 (-9%)|
Table 3 shows 26-49 year olds then 50-69 year olds saw the biggest drop in the number of serious injuries. Under 16s and over 70s saw the biggest percentage drop in serious injuries.
Note: The following statistics about road deaths are based on comparison with 3-year averages, rather than previous year end.
|Number|| Change from 3yr average
|Cyclist||14||+90.9% (up from 7.3 deaths)|
Table 4 shows deaths have reduced for drivers, passengers and especially pedestrians. They have increased for motorcyclists and doubled for cyclists.
|Number||December 2019 (3-year average)|
Table 5 shows nearly 4 out of 5 deaths are men – 6% more than the 3-year average.
|Age group||Number|| Change from 3yr average
Table 6 shows deaths among under-16s and 17-25s have particularly reduced. Meanwhile deaths of older people, 50-69 and over 70, have increased.
- Deaths per 100,000 population are trending down – 4.35 at December 2019 (4.6 in 2018, 4.94 in 2017)
- Serious injuries are trending down – down 7% at June 2019, down 9% at June 2018
- People over 50 saw the biggest increase in deaths, which may explain the biggest decrease in serious injuries for that group
- Men tragically made up 2 in 3 of all serious injuries and 4 in 5 of all deaths
- There was good news overall for pedestrians and under 25s.
All information is taken from Transport for NSW:
- Monthly Bulletin of Preliminary Traffic Crash Data, December 2019 (preliminary)
- Quarterly bulletin of serious injury crash data (preliminary).