Men make up 80 per cent of drownings: Take care over the holidays

Disclosure Statement: Durand Financial Services Pty Ltd and its advisers are authorised representatives of Fortnum Private Wealth Ltd ABN 54 139 889 535 AFSL 357306. General Advice Warning: The information contained within this website does not consider your personal circumstances and is of a general nature only. You should not act on it without first obtaining professional financial advice specific to your circumstances.

Benita Kolovos
(Australian Associated Press)

 

MEN AT RISK: OVERWHELMINGLY MORE MEN DROWN THAN WOMEN

* Of 2855 drownings between 2009/10 and 2018/19, 2262 (80 per cent) were men

* 837 deaths happened in inland waterways

* 32 pct involved alcohol

STATE BY STATE:

ACT

* Total 25 drowning deaths between 2009/10 and 2018/19

* 22 (88 pct) male

* 15 (60 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 9 (36 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 15 (60 pct) occurred in summer

NSW

* 987 deaths over a decade

* 780 (79 pct) male

* 354 (36 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 190 (19 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 359 (36 pct) occurred in summer

NORTHERN TERRITORY

* 94 deaths over a decade

* 78 (83 pct) male

* 45 (48 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 46 (49 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 34 (36 pct) occurred in summer

QUEENSLAND

* 712 deaths over a decade

* 556 (78 pct) male

* 312 (44 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 166 (23 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 276 (39 pct) occurred in summer

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

* 143 deaths over a decade

* 113 (79 pct) male

* 34 (24 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 23 (16 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 58 (41 pct) occurred in summer

TASMANIA

* 106 deaths over a decade

* 85 (80 pct) male

* 35 (33 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 20 (19 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 35 (33 pct) occurred in summer

VICTORIA

* 436 deaths over a decade

*343 (79pct) male

* 155 (36 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 98 (22 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 170 (39 pct) occurred in summer

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

* 352 deaths over a decade

* 285 (81 pct) male

* 72 (20 pct) occurred in inland waterways

* 69 (20 pct) known to involve alcohol

* 119 (34 pct) occurred in summer

SOURCE: Royal Life Saving Society Australia. Percentages rounded up.

Source: Royal Life Saving Society – Australia

0

Like This