Trends in serious injury due to road vehicle traffic crashes, Australia: 2001 to 2010

  • Publication
  • Release Date: 11 Feb 2016
  • 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.

  • ISSN: 2205-510X (PDF) 1444 3791 (Print)
  • ISBN: 978-1-74249-880-5
  • Cat. no: INJCAT 165
  • Pages: 95
Findings from this report:
  • 26% of those seriously injured in road vehicle traffic crashes from 2001 to 2010 sustained life-threatening injuries

  • Rates of life-threatening injury involving motorcycle riders and pedal cyclists rose significantly over this period

  • The highest rates of injury were for people aged 15-24 years, for both males and females

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