Car crashes – Serious injuries and deaths by road user, gender and age
Transport for NSW provides regular statistics on how people are affected by car crashes throughout NSW.
|Number|| Change from June 2017
Table 1 shows serious injuries in car crashes are down 9% and the biggest decrease is equally for drivers and passengers.
|| Ratio June 2017
Table 2 shows a slightly higher percentage of males than last year but still around two thirds of serious injuries.
|Age group||Number||Change from June 2017|
|Over 70||1,434||-26 (-1.8%)|
Table 3 shows the biggest decrease in serious injuries for people 50-69 and the smallest decrease in over 70s.
Note: The following statistics about road deaths are based on comparison with 2016-18 averages, rather than year end March 2018.
|Number|| Change from 3yr average
|Cyclist||9||+35.0% (up from 6.7 deaths)|
Table 4 shows drivers have seen a small increase and pedestrians the biggest decrease on the 2016-18 average.
|Number||Ratio % (3yr average)
Table 5 shows males are dying at nearly four times the rate of females and female deaths are three quarters of the 2016-18 average.
|Age group||Number|| Change from 3yr average
Table 6 shows the biggest decreases in deaths of under 25 year olds and an increase in deaths of 50-69 year olds, compared to the 2016-18 average.
- There were 4.6 deaths per 100,000 population in March 2019 (4.94 in 2017)
- Deaths in all regions fell during the year except in Sydney
- Serious injuries are down 9% on the previous year
- People 50-69 saw the biggest increase in deaths and the biggest decrease in serious injuries
- Men tragically made up 65% of seriously injured and 79% of deaths
- There was better news for under 25s and pedestrians.
All information is taken from Transport for NSW:
- NSW road fatalities report March 2019 (preliminary)
- Quarterly bulletin of serious injury crash data quarter ending June 2018 (preliminary).