Table 3

Road transport fatality rates by age and road user type

Age categoryPeriodTotal deaths% of total
RTC fatalities
Rate n/100 000 (95% CI)Total % change in rate (1991–2015)
1–14 years
 Traffic-related fatalities only1991–199517097.7%3.9 (3.8 to 4.1)−84.1%
1996–200013691.9%3.58 (3.37 to 3.69)
2001–20057486.0%1.9 (1.8 to 2.3)
2006–20105076.9%1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)
2011–20152974.3%0.62 (0.59 to 0.64)
 Pedestrian fatalities1991–19959152.9%2.1 (2.0 to 2.2)−84.8%
1996–20006744.7%1.7 (1.6 to 1.84)
2001–20053439.0%0.87 (0.74 to 0.90)
2006–20102841.8%0.67 (0.64 to 0.69)
2011–20151538.5%0.32 (0.30 to 0.34)
 Vehicle occupants1991–19958046.5%1.86 (1.81 to 1.91)−75.8%
1996–20008254.7%2.08 (2.04 to 2.13)
2001–20054956.3%1.26 (1.22 to 1.30)
2006–20103349.3%0.78 (0.75 to 0.81)
2011–20152153.8%0.45 (0.43 to 0.47)
15–19 years
 Traffic-related fatalities only1991–199525398.0%15.2 (15.0 to 15.4)−67.7%
1996–200029495.5%17.3 (17.1 to 17.5)
2001–200521099.0%13.7 (13.5 to 13.9)
2006–201013596.4%9.2 (9.0 to 9.4)
2011–20156289.9%4.9 (4.3 to 5.1)
 Pedestrians1991–19954818.6%2.9 (2.8 to 3.0)−75.0%
1996–20004514.8%2.66 (2.58 to 2.73)
2001–2005167.5%1.0 (0.9 to 1.1)
2006–2010139.3%0.89 (0.84 to 0.94)
2011–20151014.5%0.72 (0.67 to 0.76)
 Vehicle occupants1991–199520780.2%12.4 (12.3 to 12.6)−66.5%
1996–200025984.0%15.3 (15.1 to 15.5)
2001–200519692.5%12.8 (12.6 to 13.0)
2006–201012186.4%8.3 (8.1 to 8.4)
2011–20155884.0%4.2 (4.1 to 4.3)
  • Traffic only–related fatalities refer to those occurring on public roads only, and collisions occurring on private roads, carparks and so on are excluded.

  • RTC, road transport collision.