Serious injury due to transport accidents, Australia, 2003–04


Transport accidents are a leading cause of injury, both fatal and non-fatal. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide a broad overview of serious injury due to transport accidents in Australia in the one-year period 2003-04, the latest year for which data are available.

Serious injury is defined for this report as an injury which results in the person being admitted to hospital, and subsequently discharged alive either on the same day or after one or more nights stay in a hospital bed (i.e. deaths are excluded). This report presents estimates of the numbers of persons seriously injured in Australia due to transport accidents in the one-year period 2003-04. All modes, air, sea, road and rail, are included.

Publication available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website

Type: Research and Analysis Report
Topics: Bus coach, Crash data, Education, Fatality, Fatigue, Head, Heavy vehicle, Injury, Motorcycle
Publication Date: 10/10/07

Related Links: Serious injury due to transport accidents involving a railway train, Australia, 1999-00 to 2003-04 Serious injury due to land transport accidents, Australia, 2003-04