South West

people died on the road between the years 2013-2017.

people were killed or seriously injured in 2017.

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Overview of statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 5-year period of 2013-2017 and are restricted to killed or seriously injured (KSI) or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 285 people were killed or seriously injured in the South West region in 2017.
  • 1512 people were killed or seriously injured in the South West region from 2013-2017.
  • KSI rate is 106.1 per 100,000 populations.
  • 57.8% of KSI were male.
  • 23.7% of KSI were aged 20-29 year old.

Types of crashes

Most of the fatal and serious crashes that occur in the regional areas of Western Australia involve only one vehicle which has either run off the road and/or collided with an object or rolled over.

  • 13.5% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of a single vehicle run-off-road or non-collision rollover.
  • 36.4% of people killed or seriously injured was a result of hitting an object (excludes animals).
  • 23.8% of people killed or seriously injured occurred on roads with 110 km/h speed zones.
  • 19% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h.

Behaviour statistics

These are the key behaviours involved in fatal and serious crashes for the 5-year period from 2013-2017.

  • Seat belts were not worn by 5.8% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured.
  • Speed was a factor in the 17.1% of people killed or seriously injured.
  • At least one driver/rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05 or higher was recorded in 15.9% of people killed or seriously injured.*
  • Research indicates 20.0% of people killed or seriously injured involve fatigue.**

*BAC data missing for 2015 -2017 due to changes in the sharing of data from the Chem Centre WA.
**Restricted to proxy measures of fatigue.

Map of South West Crashes