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