ROAD TRAFFIC FATALITIES AND INJURIES
The data in this chapter are sourced directly from Victoria Police. Fatalities and injuries data are based on the Local Government Area (LGA) in which the accident occurred rather than the usual place of residence of the person involved in the accident.
Data were provided by Victoria Police as aggregates at LGA level. It is not possible to derive exact data for Melbourne and Gippsland Statistical Divisions (SDs) as Yarra Ranges LGA is split across these two SDs. In this chapter, Yarra Ranges LGA as a whole has been included with the LGAs in the Melbourne SD to form a region referred to as Melbourne Metropolitan Area (MMA). Consequently, Gippsland SD as presented here excludes Yarra Ranges (S) - Pt B Statistical Local Area (SLA).
Victoria recorded 18,938 road traffic injuries during the 2008 calendar year, an increase of 150 (0.8%) from the previous calendar year. In the MMA traffic injuries increased by 0.3%, while outside the MMA they increased by 2.1%. The largest increase in road traffic injuries between 2007 and 2008 was recorded in Frankston LGA (73), followed by Maribyrnong (65) and Moreland (60), while the largest decreases were recorded in Casey (-154), Knox (-106) and Wyndham (-69) LGAs.
There were 303 road traffic fatalities in Victoria in 2008, which was a decrease of 29 (8.7%) compared with 2007. In the MMA there were 167 fatalities (8 more than in 2007), while 136 fatalities were recorded outside the MMA (a decrease of 37 or 21.4%).
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2, Road Traffic Fatalities and Injuries, By Local Government Area (file size 65kB).