SLSNZ NATIONAL Beach & Coastal Safety Report

SurfLifeSavingNZ1910

New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD1. This report is our way of drawing a line in the sand. We, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, are saying “enough is enough”. No more unnecessary deaths from drowning on our beaches and along our coastline.

SNAPSHOT: SWIMMING/WADING

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

2009-2019

SNAPSHOT: FALLS

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

2009-2019

AVERAGE FATAL

DROWNINGS PER YEAR

FATAL DROWNINGS

71

AVERAGE FATALITY RATE

PER 100,000 POPULATION

14

26

8

AVERAGE FATAL

DROWNINGS PER YEAR

FATAL DROWNINGS

65

AVERAGE FATALITY RATE

PER 100,000 POPULATION

5

21

5

7

0.16

1

3

0

7

0.14

3

8

0

KEY DEMOGRAPHIC

15-34

YEAR OLD MALES (NZ EUROPEAN)

0

2

0

3

7

3

KEY DEMOGRAPHIC

55+

YEAR OLD MALES (NZ EUROPEAN)

3

0

2

0 3

5

86%

MALE

14%

FEMALE

1

0

3

78%

MALE

12%

FEMALE

1

4

5

SWIMMING & WADING FATAL DROWNINGS 2009-19

FALLS FATAL DROWNINGS 2009-19

Fatal Drownings (n)

12

10

8

6

4

2

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

0.30

0.25

0.20

0.15

0.10

0.05

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

Fatal Drownings (n)

12

10

8

6

4

2

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

0.25

0.20

0.15

0.10

0.05

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

0

2009-10

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

Year

0.00

0

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19

Year

0.00

SURF LIFE SAVING NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL BEACH AND COASTAL SAFETY REPORT SECTION SIX 10 YEAR ACTIVITY OVERVIEW 2009-19

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