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Lives Lost - Annual

Annual lives lost

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2016

2015 toll 2016 toll
252 291 (up 15.5%)
Fatalities
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5 year
average
287 282 243 248 252 262
Gender
Gender 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 73 82 9 12% 77
Male 179 209 30 17% 185
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Road user
Road user 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 10 8 -2 -20% 8
Driver 122 151 29 24% 125
Motorcyclist* 30 56 26 87% 38
Passenger 57 36 -21 -37% 52
Pedestrian 33 40 7 21% 39
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Location
Location 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 115 140 25 22% 117
Rural vic 137 151 14 10% 146
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Age Group
Age Group 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 4 2 3 1 50% 3
5 to 15 3 4 1 33% 7
16 to 17 15 6 -9 -60% 7
18 to 20 25 16 -9 -36% 24
21 to 25 18 28 10 56% 28
26 to 29 24 24 0 0% 18
30 to 39 30 40 10 33% 36
40 to 49 38 53 15 39% 32
50 to 59 28 35 7 25% 31
60 to 69 23 31 8 35% 29
70 and over 46 50 4 9% 47
Unknown 0 1 1 100% 0
Level of urbanisation
Level of urbanisation 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Provincial cities/towns 18 30 12 67% 22
Rural roads 142 139 -3 -2% 143
Small towns/hamlets 3 5 2 67% 6
Urban Melbourne** 89 117 28 31% 92
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
* includes pillion riders
** Melbourne Statistical Division includes some rural roads
Note: Fatality data is compiled by the TAC from police reports supplied by Victoria Police. Fatality data is revised each day, with the exception of weekends and public holidays. Data is subject to revision as additional information about known accidents is received, and as new accident reports are received and processed.
5 year average rounded to nearest whole number