How many Australians drowned in 2019?

How many Australians drowned in 2019?

276 people
This report highlights our research and analysis of fatal and non-fatal drowning across Australia between 1st July 2018 and 30th June 2019. During this time, 276 people lost their lives to drowning and we estimate a further 584 people experienced a non-fatal drowning incident.

How many Australians drowned last year?

There were 294 drowning deaths in the past 12 months across Australia’s coastline, inland waterways and pools, which is 20% higher than last year (245).

How many Australians have died from drowning 2020?

248 people
Despite a national decrease of 8% in overall drowning deaths compared to the previous year, tragically 248 people drowned across Australia from July 2019-June 2020, with men aged 25-34 years the most at risk demographic.

How many drownings are there a year?

Every year in the U.S. there are an estimated 3,960* fatal unintentional drownings, including boating-related drowning. That is an average of 11 drowning deaths per day.

How many people have drowned in 2019?

101 drowning deaths happened in inland waterways and 31 in swimming pools. There were 122 coastal drowning deaths, which includes 71 on beaches, 22 at rock/cliff locations and 18 offshore. Over 80% of total drowning deaths were male.

Where do most drownings occur in Australia?

Lakes/dams/lagoons (22%), the beach (22%) and baths/spa baths (22%) were the most common locations for drowning among this age group. Swimming and recreation was the most common activity being undertaken at the time of the drowning incidents, accounting for 56% of all deaths in this age group.

Who is most likely to drown in Australia?

Despite a decrease of 8% in overall drowning deaths compared to the previous year, tragically 248 people drowned across Australia from July 2019-June 2020, with men aged 25-34 years the most at risk demographic.

How many Australians drown in the summer?

Royal Life Saving Society and Surf Life Saving Australia data revealed 294 people died at waterways and beaches around the country in 2020/2021, compared to 245 in the previous 12 months. Men continued to be significantly over-represented, making up about 80 per cent of drownings.

What age group drowns the most Australia?

People aged 25-34 years accounted for 17% of all drowning deaths, the most of any age group. 136 drowning deaths occurred on coastal waters, an 13% increase on last year and the 10-year average (n=120).

What are the 4 major causes of drowning?

The 5 Most Common Causes of Drowning

  • Lack of swimming ability. The most common cause of drowning is not knowing how to swim.
  • No barriers around the pool.
  • Lack of supervision.
  • Failure to wear life jackets.
  • Alcohol use.

How many people in Australia have drowned?

Fatal and non-fatal drowning in Australia When fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents are combined, a total of 968 drowning incidents occurred in Australia, representing a crude drowning rate of 3.77 drowning incidents per 100,000 population.

Where do the most drownings occur?

home pools
Eighty-seven percent of drowning fatalities happen in home pools or hot tubs for children younger than 5. Most take place in pools owned by family or friends. Children 5 to 17 years old are more likely to drown in natural water, such as ponds or lakes.

What country has the highest drowning rate?


1 Guyana 18.48
2 Micronesia 15.31
3 Solomon Isl. 13.24
4 Vanuatu 12.56
5 Seychelles 11.64

Why are there so many drowning deaths in Australia each year?

Unfortunately, Australia also has a high number of drowning deaths each year. The mild weather in winter and the steaming heat in summer means locals and tourists alike are flocking to the beaches, the waterways and the backyard swimming pools.

What is the National drowning report?

Every year, Royal Life Saving produces a National Drowning Report. This report examines the factors that contribute to drowning deaths in Australia by examining who, where, when and how people have drowned in Australian waterways over the last year. Royal Life Saving has produced a National Drowning Report every year since 1995.

Is the government doing enough to prevent drowning?

Although the government is always working on initiatives to prevent these drownings each year, such as the mandatory garden fencing around any private swimming pool, the death toll continues to rise. Year on year, for the past three years, drowning deaths have increased.

How many people die in Australia each year?

Statistics about deaths and mortality rates for Australia, states and territories, and sub-state regions There were 169,301 registered deaths in 2019, an increase of 10,808 since 2018 The standardised death rate increased to 5.3 deaths, from 5.1 in 2018