3303.0 - Causes of Death, Australia, 2008 Quality Declaration 
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TRANSPORT ACCIDENTS (V01-V99, Y85)

Transport accidents (V01-V99, Y85) accounted for 1,402 deaths registered in 2008. This represented 1.0% of all registered deaths in 2008, and 16% of all External causes of death. Of these, 183 deaths were of pedestrians (V01-V09), 226 deaths were of motorcycle riders (V20-V29) and 742 deaths were of occupants of a car (V40-V49).

As with most other External causes, more males than females died from Transport accidents in 2008 (1,036 compared with 366). For males, 1.4% of total male deaths registered in 2008 were caused by Transport accidents. This was compared with only 0.5% of all female deaths. Males also had a lower median age at death than females, with a median age of 36.2 years for males compared with 45.2 years for females. Of all male deaths from External causes, 18% were attributed to Transport accidents, predominantly amongst males aged 15-44 years. Males in this age group accounted for 60% of all male deaths due to Transport accidents.

For information on quality of data on Transport accidents, refer to Explanatory Note 69.

4.19 SELECTED UNDERLYING CAUSES(a), Transport Accidents (V01-V99) - 2008(b)(c)(d)

Males
Females
Persons
Proportion of all deaths
Cause of Death and ICD Code
no.
no.
no.
%

Transport accidents (V01-V99, Y85)(e)
1 036
366
1 402
1.0
Pedestrian injured in transport accident (V01-V09)
125
58
183
0.1
Pedestrian injured in collision with car, pick-up truck or van (V03)
92
44
136
0.1
Pedestrian injured in collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus (V04)
17
7
24
-
Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident (V20-V29)
207
19
226
0.2
Motorcycle rider injured in collision with car, pick-up truck or van (V23)
68
6
74
0.1
Motorcycle rider injured in collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus (V24)
19
1
22
-
Motorcycle rider injured in collision with fixed or stationary object (V27)
68
5
73
0.1
Motorcycle rider injured in noncollision transport accident (V28)
34
1
36
-
Car occupant injured in transport accident (V40-V49)
502
240
742
0.5
Car occupant injured in collision with car, pick-up truck or van (V43)
120
74
194
0.1
Car occupant injured in collision with heavy transport vehicle or bus (V44)
56
28
84
0.1
Car occupant injured in collision with fixed or stationary object (V47)
219
93
312
0.2
Car occupant injured in noncollision transport accident (V48)
95
42
137
0.1
Other land transport accidents (V80-V89)
41
13
54
-
Motor- or nonmotor-vehicle accident, type of vehicle unspecified (V89)
15
8
23
-
Air and space transport accidents (V95-V97)
35
9
44
-
Accident to powered aircraft causing injury to occupant (V95)
33
9
42
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Causes selected are those with 20 or more deaths at the 3 digit level of ICD-10.
(b) 2008 data have been subject to process improvements which have increased the quality of these data. See Technical Note 1: 2008 COD Collection - Process Improvements for further information.
(c) Causes of death data for 2008 are preliminary and subject to a revisions process. See Technical Note 2: Causes of Death - Revisions Process.
(d) Data cells with small values have been randomly assigned to protect the confidentiality of individuals. As a result, some totals will not equal the sum of their components. Cells with a zero value have not been affected by confidentialisation.
(e) Includes Sequelae of transport accidents (Y85). Care needs to be taken in interpreting figures relating to transport accidents for 2008. See Explanatory Note 69 for further information.






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