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: BOATING

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

2009-2019

SNAPSHOT: WATERCRAFT

10 YEAR OVERVIEW | 2009-19

2009-2019

AVERAGE FATAL

DROWNINGS PER YEAR

FATAL DROWNINGS

47

AVERAGE FATALITY RATE

PER 100,000 POPULATION

3

24

4

AVERAGE FATAL

DROWNINGS PER YEAR

FATAL DROWNINGS

30

AVERAGE FATALITY RATE

PER 100,000 POPULATION

12

7

1

5

0.10

1

5

0

3

0.07

1

2

0

KEY DEMOGRAPHIC

55+

YEAR OLD MALES (PACIFIC PEOPLES)

1

0

0

0

3

2

KEY DEMOGRAPHIC

45-54

YEAR OLD MALES (NZ EUROPEAN)

0

0

0

0 0

5

97%

MALE

3%

FEMALE

0

2

2

90%

MALE

10%

FEMALE

1

1

0

BOATING FATAL DROWNINGS 2009-19

WATERCRAFT FATAL DROWNINGS 2009-19

14

12

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

0.30

0.25

8

7

Fatal Drownings

Fatal Drowning Rate

0.20

Fatal Drownings (n)

10

8

6

4

0.20

0.15

0.10

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

Fatal Drownings (n)

6

5

4

3

2

0.15

0.10

0.05

Fatal Drowning Rate

(per 100,000 pop.)

2

0.05

1

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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