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released: 17 Dec 2009 author: Henley G & Harrison J media release

This report presents national statistics on serious non-fatal injury due to land transport accidents in Australia during 2006-07. Males were more than 2 times than females to be hospitalised as a result of a land transport accident, while just over 50% of those hospitalised were aged less than 30 years. When looking at serious injury rates for road vehicle traffic crashes in relation to the number of kilometres travelled, the rate for motorcyclists was more than 37 times that of car occupants. Rates for the Northern Territory remained higher than those for all other jurisdictions over the period from 2000-01 to 2006-07.

ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN 978 1 74024 985 0; Cat. no. INJCAT 129; 68pp.; INTERNET ONLY

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
      • Land transport
      • Road vehicle traffic crashes
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Overview of all serious injury due to transport
    2. Serious injury due to land transport in 2006–07
      • State and territory of usual residence
      • Age and sex distribution
      • Circumstances of serious injury for young children aged 0–4 years
      • Circumstances of serious injury for children aged 5–17 years
      • Circumstances of serious injury for adults aged 18 years and older
      • Road user group
      • Mechanism of injury
    3. Serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, Australia, 2006–07
      • Age and sex distribution
      • Mechanism of injury
      • Road user group
      • Vehicle type by number of registered vehicles and kilometres travelled
      • Road user group by state and territory of residence
      • High threat to life injury by road user group and state and territory of residence
      • Remoteness area of residence
      • Length of stay in hospital
      • Length of stay in hospital by road user group
      • Body part injured
      • Length of stay in hospital by body part injured
    4. Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes from 2000–01 to 2006–07
      • Trends in serious injury by state and territory of residence
      • Trends in serious injury with a high threat to life due to road vehicle traffic crashes from 2002–03 to 2006–07
      • Trends in serious injury with a high threat to life by state and territory of residence
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Data issues
      • Serious injury
      • Serious injury with a high threat to life
      • Population and other denominators
      • Calculation of mean length of stay in hospital
      • Classification of remoteness area
      • Suppression of small cell counts in tables
      • Comparability with other reports
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

Henley G & Harrison J 2009. Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia 2006-07. Injury research and statistics series no. 53. Cat. no. INJCAT 129. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 October 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468321>.