THE ROLE OF THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS. ROAD ACCIDENT INFORMATION SEMINAR PROCEEDINGS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides a comprehensive national statistical service relevant to the pursuit of community goals. It is hindered, however, by lack of resources. Road traffic accident statistics are derived from nine separate collection and processing systems shared among 15 different authorities. The new National Authority for Road Safety and Standards will be responsible for uniformity of statistical data. National statistics are currently restricted to casualty accidents. Lack of uniformity from one state to another is the major deficiency in statistical data; other nations also have this problem. The goals of data gathering are uniformity of data nationwide, and comprehensiveness and relevance of data. Existing report forms might be made uniform. Any system should be flexible and simple. The Bureau must remain close to its major users of road traffic accident statistics as well as to those who provide the raw data; the Bureau provides a link between these two groups, a role which should be shared with the National Authority for Road Safety and Standards.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in HS-026 061U, "Road Accident Information Seminar Proceeding," Canberra, Australia, 1978 p 16-28.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Bagley, F D
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394062
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-026 064U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM