Mortality and morbidity in Australia Due to Transport Accidents


The purpose of this publication is to examine trends in the numbers of transport accident deaths in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s in the light of the most recent comparable data from most other countries that are members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Overall, the data indicate that in the period from 1980 to 1999 Australias transport safety improvement compared favourably with that of other OECD countries and performance reached OECD median levels in the 1990s.

Data for this publication have been obtained from the World Health Organisations Mortality Database but responsibility for the analyses presented here rests solely with the ATSB.

The OECD was formed in 1961 to promote economic cooperation and development among its members. Current member states are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the USA.

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Type: Research and Analysis Report
Topics: Crash data, Fatality, Statistics
Publication Date: 01/01/04

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