Facts & Figures

Drowning Data Reports

Analysing drowning data is an important aspect of Royal Life Saving’s research

Aside from producing a National Drowning Report every year, Royal Life Saving maintains a comprehensive drowning database that is regularly updated against coronial records. This database is interrogated to produce reports on different topics such as drowning in different age groups, at particular aquatic locations and whilst undertaking specific activities. In this section you can download reports compiled with the use of drowning data.

Most Recent Drowning Data Report

BOATING AND WATERCRAFT DROWNING DEATHS: 10 YEAR ANALYSIS REPORT

A new Royal Life Saving Report has found that 473 people drowned in Australian waterways whilst participating in boating and watercraft activity over the past 10 years (2005/06 – 2014/15).

This report shows males accounted for 92% of all boating and watercraft related drowning deaths. This is even higher than the annual percentage of all male drowning deaths (83%) for 2015/16, highlighting the importance of boating and watercraft safety for males in particular.

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Drowning Data Reports