Quick facts

  • In 2014–15 over 36,000 people were admitted to hospital due to non-fatal injuries sustained in road crashes.
  • Over 14,000 people were hospitalised after being injured in off-road crashes. • In addition, there were about 6,000 injury cases due to non-fatal land transport crashes where it was not specified whether the crash occurred on-road or off-road.
  • Non-fatal male and female road crash cases were most likely to involve car occupants (rates of hospitalisation were 71 and 74 cases per 100,000 population, respectively).
  • Males aged 15–24 had the highest rate of hospitalisation due to non-fatal road crashes (321 cases per 100,000 population)

Fact sheet contents

  • Quick facts
  • All land transport crashes
    • What are land transport crashes?
    • How many people are hospitalised due to all land transport crashes?
  • On-road crashes
    • How many people were hospitalised due to on-road crashes?
    • Who is hospitalised as a result of on-road crashes?
    • What type of road user was involved?
    • What were the main body regions injured?
    • How long did people stay in hospital?
    • What were the most common mechanisms of injury?
    • Remoteness of usual residence
  • Off-road crashes
  • What were the most common mechanisms of injury?