Let's take a look at what the data has to say about drownings and safety on our coastlines.
National Coastal Safety Report 2021
Watch this video to get an overview of some the key statistics to do with drownings on our coastlines.
What are some of the key statistics related to coastal drownings?
% were male
% occured while swimming
% occured while rock fishing
% occured 1-5km from a Surf Life Saving service.
What are some of the main factors involved in these drownings?
% were related to an injury or medial issue
% were related to rip currents
% involved alcohol/drugs.
Whata data is relevant to multicultural communities?
% of overseas born resident drownings occured at the beach
% of overseas born residents were classified as poor swimmers
% of coastal drownings were of people born overseas
The data available on this page has been taken from the SLSNSW Coastal Safety Report 2021 and from the Australian Water Safety Strategy 2030. Please use the below links to access these documents.