Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email

Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
  • Organisations
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Funding
  • Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
Print this page Print

Other reviews


Henley G, Harrison J (2010)

Injury of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people due to transport, 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides a summary of injury, fatal and non-fatal, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Injury was as a result of land transport accidents. Fatal injury was reported for the period 2003-04 to 2006-07 and non-fatal injury for the period 2003-04 to 2007-08.

Key findings for ATSI people included:

  • land transport accidents accounted for 20% of fatal injury cases and 8% of all injury hospitalisations
  • fatalities and serious injury increased the more remote the location from an urban setting, this also applied to other Australians
  • based on age-standardised rates, 2.7 times more fatalities and 20% more serious injury cases compared to other Australians
  • a higher proportion of car passengers were fatally or seriously injured compared to other Australians
  • there was an increase in motorcycle accidents for both ATSI people and other Australians

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Last updated: 14 October 2015
Return to top
general box


Share your information » Give us feedback » Sign our guestbook »