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author: AIHW: Henley G & Harrison JE

This report shows that rates for people seriously injured due to a road traffic crash rose from 141.6 to 146.4 per 100,000 population. Over one-quarter (26%) sustained life-threatening injuries. Rates of life-threatening injury involving motorcycle riders and pedal cycle riders rose significantly over this period, while rates involving passengers of motor vehicles and pedestrians fell.

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Publication table of contents 

  • Preliminary material
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
    • Trends in serious injury
    • Trends in life-threatening injury
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 2.1 Overview
      • 2.2 State or territory of usual residence
    • 3 Trends in high-threat-to-life injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 3.1 Case numbers and population-based rates
      • 3.2 Rates based on number of registered vehicles
      • 3.3 Remoteness of usual place of residence
      • 3.4 Age and sex
      • 3.5 Heavy transport vehicles and buses
    • 4 Trends in high-threat-to-life injury due to road vehicle non-traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 4.1 Motorcycle riders
      • 4.2 Pedal cycle riders
      • 4.3 Other modes of transport
      • 4.4 State or territory of usual residence
    • 5 Tables and figures
      • 5.1 Trends in serious injury due to unintentional land transport crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 5.2 Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 5.3 Trends in high-threat-to-life injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
      • 5.4 Trends in high-threat-to-life injury due to road vehicle non-traffic crashes, 2001 to 2010
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Tables of population-based rates
    • Appendix B: Data issues
    • Appendix C: Summary tables for estimated changes in rates over time
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW: Henley G & Harrison JE 2016. Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, Australia: 2001 to 2010. Injury research and statistics series no. 89. Cat. no. INJCAT 165. Canberra: AIHW.

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