Road deaths by road user

Calendar yearDriverPassengerPedestrianMotorcyclistCyclistAustralia
2008 670 303 189 245 28 1,437
2009 707 333 196 224 31 1,491
2010 636 284 170 224 38 1,353
Baseline1 671 307 185 231 32 1,427
2011 568 286 186 202 34 1,277
2012 610 260 170 223 33 1,300
2013 557 204 158 213 50 1,187
2014 533 228 151 191 45 1,151
2015 555 251 161 203 31 1,204
2016 623 208 182 249 29 1,293
2017 566 235 161 211 39 1,222
2018 522 204 177 191 35 1,135
12 months to Sep-2019 558 209 172 207 35 1,185
Sep -2019 % change to baseline -16.8% -31.9% -7.0% -10.4% 9.4% -17.0%

Source: Australian Road Deaths database as at 16-Oct-2019

Road death figures sourced from the Australian Road Deaths Database are preliminary and subject to revision. They are provided here as a provisional indication of progress. The source for formal reporting on progress against the National Road Safety Strategy is the National Crash Database, updated annually—see Safety Performance Indicators.

graph of Annual road deaths by road user: driver, passenger, motorcyclist

graph of Annual road deaths by road user: pedestrian, cyclist

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1. The baseline is the average annual number during the three-year period 2008 to 2010.