In the last five years, close to 1,200 people have been killed on Victorian roads – an average of 236 people each year.
Drivers represent almost half (47%) of all road users killed in this period, making drivers the largest group of Victorians who lost their lives. Other notable statistics include:
- One in six (16%) road users who lost their lives in the last five years are aged between 18 and 25.
- One third (36%) of pedestrians who lost their lived were aged 70 or over.
- Male road users made up 74% of people who lost their lives in the last five years.
- Female passengers constitute 33% of all females who lost their lives whereas male passengers make up just over 10% of all male road users who lost their lives.
All road users by age group
*Deaths with unknown age are included in the total
per 1,000 population
per 10,000 vehicles
* Population and vehicle numbers taken from ABS.
If you would like to find data from a specific date range or road user group you can do so through our searchable road trauma statistics database.