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Road Deaths - Annual

Annual road toll

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2015

2014 toll 2015 toll
248 252 (up 1.6%)
Fatalities
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 5 year
average
288 287 282 243 248 270
Gender
Gender 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 70 73 3 4% 76
Male 178 179 1 1% 194
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Road user
Road user 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 10 10 0 0% 8
Driver 114 122 8 7% 126
Motorcyclist* 30 30 0 0% 42
Passenger 50 57 7 14% 53
Pedestrian 44 33 -11 -25% 41
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Location
Location 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 110 115 5 5% 119
Rural vic 138 137 -1 -1% 151
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Age Group
Age Group 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 4 4 2 -2 -50% 4
5 to 15 10 3 -7 -70% 8
16 to 17 4 15 11 275% 5
18 to 20 15 25 10 67% 25
21 to 25 31 18 -13 -42% 32
26 to 29 18 24 6 33% 19
30 to 39 40 30 -10 -25% 36
40 to 49 24 38 14 58% 31
50 to 59 31 28 -3 -10% 32
60 to 69 31 23 -8 -26% 29
70 and over 40 46 6 15% 47
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
Level of urbanisation
Level of urbanisation 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Provincial cities/towns 17 18 1 6% 22
Rural roads 139 142 3 2% 148
Small towns/hamlets 4 3 -1 -25% 6
Urban Melbourne** 88 89 1 1% 94
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