Transport-related deaths involving Tasmanians decreased by 38.5% in the four-year period 1999 to 2002. Deaths from transport accidents occur in all transport modes; however, the great majority in 2002 (87.5%) are associated with road transport.
In 2002 there were 5 deaths relating to water transport accidents, compared with 3 in 2001, 4 in 2000 and 11 in 1999. There were no rail transport related deaths involving Tasmanians in the four-year period 1999 to 2002.
DEATHS(a) FROM TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS, Tasmania
|Motor vehicle accidents|
- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Based on the International Classification of Deaths, Edition 10 (ICD10). Data in this table relate to year of registration of death based on death occurring up to one year following a transport accident. Data based on state of usual residence only. Data will therefore differ from the traffic fatalities shown in previous tables as data in those tables are based on year of occurrence of transport-related deaths which occur within 30 days of an incident.
(b) Includes vehicle accidents not elsewhere classifiable.
Source: ABS data available on request, Cause of Death collection.