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.
Table 1 shows pedestrians had the biggest drop in serious injuries. Cyclists saw the only increase in serious injuries.
|Male||7,082 (67.3%)||7,171 (65.7%)|
||3,436 (32.7%)||3,752 (34.3%)|
Table 2 shows a small increase in the ratio of males to females. Men now make up just over two thirds of serious injuries.
|Age group|| March 2021
||March 2020|| Change %
Table 3 shows 50-69s had the biggest increase and over 70s saw the biggest drop in number in serious injuries.
Note: The following statistics about road deaths are compared with the 3-year average, rather than the previous year.
|| Change %
Table 4 shows all deaths reduced during the year, particularly passenger deaths.
|Male||202 (74.8%)||255.7 (75.5%)|
||68 (25.1%)||83.0 (24.5%)|
Table 5 shows 3 out of 4 deaths in NSW were men, only slightly below last year.
|Age group|| October 2021
||3-Year average|| Change %
Table 6 shows all death rates fell markedly in NSW, especially for the over 70s.
- Deaths per 100,000 population are trending down: 3.3 at October 2021 compared to 5.2 in October 2013
- Serious injuries per 100,000 population are trending down: 128.9 at March 2021, compared to 136.0 in March 2013 and a peak of 150.2 in March 2014
- Men continue to make up 2 in 3 of all serious injuries and 3 in 4 of all deaths
- There were no increases in deaths and cyclists saw the only increase in serious injuries
- This period had good news overall for everyone on the roads.
All information is taken from Transport for NSW: