Wheatbelt

KSI rate per 100,000 populations. KSI = killed or seriously injured.

Overview of Statistics

The statistics on this page relate to the 10-year period of 2004-2013 and are restricted to KSI or serious crashes unless otherwise specified.

  • 180 people were killed or seriously injured in the Wheatbelt region in 2013
  • 2,155 people were killed or seriously injured in the Wheatbelt region from 2004-2013
  • KSI rate is 297.4 per 100,000 populations.
  • 55% of KSI were male
  • 23% of KSI were aged 17-24 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.

Statistics:

  • 53% of fatal and serious crashes involved a single vehicle hitting an object (excludes animals)
  • 23% was due non-collision single vehicle rollover or run-off-road
  • 61% of fatal and serious crashes occurred on 110 km/h speed zones
  • 5% occurred on roads with speed zones of 50 km/h
  • 4% occurred on roads with speed zones of 90 km/h (Note that 22% of crash reports did not provide the speed zone)
  • The KSI were a result of 1,311 single vehicle crashes and 310 multiple vehicle crashes
 

Behaviours

These are the key behaviours involved in fatal and serious crashes for the 10 year period from 2004-2013.

Statistics:

  • Seat belts were not worn by 10% of vehicle occupants killed or seriously injured*
  • Speed was a factor in the crashes of 18% 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 12% of fatal and serious crashes*
  • At least one driver/rider with a BAC of 0.08 or higher was recorded in 11% of fatal and serious crashes*
  • Fatigue could be responsible for up to 30% of deaths and a bigger percentage of serious injury crashes. Because fatigue is difficult to measure, it is under-represented in police crash data; however, research indicates that up to 30% of crashes involve fatigue.

*restricted to KSI or serious crashes that are attended by the WA Police