List of motor vehicle deaths in Australia by year

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This is a list of motor vehicle deaths in Australia by year. It shows the annual number of road fatalities (road deaths or Road toll) per capita per year, per vehicle and per vehicle-km in the year the data was collected. The list includes all road users such as drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.

Year Total road fatalities Road fatalities
per 100,000
population
per year
Road fatalities
per 100,000
motor vehicles
Road fatalities
per 1 billion
vehicle-km
Source
1925 700 11.8 229 [1]
1926 901 14.9 231
1927 943 15.3 190
1928 1,003 15.9 177
1929 1,145 17.9 181
1930 1,054 16.3 161
1931 916 14.0 152
1932 818 12.4 139
1933 914 13.8 148
1934 952 14.3 148
1935 1,100 16.4 160
1936 1,350 19.9 182
1937 1,387 20.3 175
1938 1,483 21.5 173
1939 1,426 20.5 159
1940 1,558 22.1 174
1941 1,298 18.3 149
1942 1,297 18.1 173
1943 1,340 18.5 173
1944 1,089 14.9 133
1945 1,011 13.7 118
1946 1,270 17.0 137
1947 1,346 17.8 133
1948 1,348 17.5 122
1949 1,424 18.0 116
1950 1,643 20.1 118
1951 1,926 22.9 122
1952 2,054 23.8 116
1953 1,856 21.1 101
1954 1,976 22.0 101
1955 2,042 22.2 96
1956 2,119 22.5 94
1957 2,113 21.9 89
1958 2,146 21.8 86
1959 2,264 22.5 85
1960 2,468 24.0 87
1961 2,542 24.1 86
1962 2,535 23.6 82
1963 2,598 23.7 79
1964 2,966 26.6 84
1965 3,164 27.8 85
1966 3,242 27.9 83
1967 3,166 26.8 77
1968 3,382 28.2 79
1969 3,502 28.6 78
1970 3,798 30.4 80 [2]
1971 3,590 27.7 71 44
1972 3,422 26.0 64
1973 3,679 27.5 66
1974 3,572 26.3 60
1975 3,694 26.6 59
1976 3,583 25.5 54 35.5
1977 3,578 25.2 52
1978 3,705 25.8 52
1979 3,508 24.2 48 31.5
1980 3,272 22.3 43
1981 3,321 22.3 42
1982 3,252 21.4[3] 39 25.6
1983 2,755 17.9 32 [3]
1984 2,822 18.1 32 [3]
1985 2,941 18.63 32.3 20.9
1986 2,888 18.0 31 [3]
1987 2,772 17.0 30 [3]
1988 2,887 17.5 30 18.8 [3]
1989 2,801 16.7 29 [3]
1990 2,331 13.66 23.1
1991 2,113 12.2 21 14.1 [3]
1992 1,974 11.28 19
1993 1,953 11.05 19
1994 1,928 10.80 18.0
1995 2,017 11.16 18.4 12.1
1996 1,970 10.76 17.3
1997 1,767 9.54 15.1
1998 1,755 9.38 14.5 10.5
1999 1,764 9.32 14.4
2000 1,817 9.49 14.6 9.8
2001 1,737 8.95 13.9 9.1
2002 1,715 8.73 13.4 8.9
2003 1,621 8.15 12.3 8.0
2004 1,583 7.86 11.7 8.0
2005 1,627 7.98 11.7 7.9
2006 1,598 7.72 11.2 7.7
2007 1,603 7.62 10.8 7.4
2008 1,437 6.68 9 6.5 [3][4]
2009 1,491 6.78, or 6.86[5] 10 6.7 [3]
2010 1,353 6.06, or 6.14[5] 8.4 6.1 [2][3][6]
2011 1,277 5.71, or 5.72[5] 5.5 5.5 [3][7]
2012 1,300 5.78, or 5.73[5] 5.4 5.5 [7][8]
2013 1,187 5.16 4.6 5.0 [5][7]
2014 1,150 4.91 4.5 4.8 [7][9]
2015 1,209 5.08 [9]
2016 1,293 5.34 [10]
2017 1,225 4.98 [10]
2018 1,137 4.60 [11]

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  1. ^ "Road crash casualties and rates, Australia, 1925 to latest year" (PDF). The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities. Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Road Safety". Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Road Deaths Australia 2011 Statistical Summary" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Transport. May 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Road Deaths Australia, 2008 Statistical Summary". Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. 14 May 2009. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e Road Deaths Australia : December 2013 Monthly Bulletin; Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  6. ^ "International road safety comparisons 2010" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Transport. April 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d "Road Deaths Australia 2014 Statistical Summary" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Transport. July 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Road Deaths Australia 2012 Statistical Summary" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  9. ^ a b Road Deaths Australia : December 2015 Monthly Bulletin; Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)
  10. ^ a b "Road Deaths Australia 2017 Statistical Summary" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Transport. December 2017. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Road Deaths Australia 2018 Statistical Summary" (PDF). Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics. Department of Infrastructure and Transport. December 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.