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Key facts:

  • 315 people drowned in Australia between 1 July 2010 and 30 June 2011.
  • 241 (77%) were male and 71 (23%) female. Sex was unknown in three cases.
  • 107 (34%) drowning deaths occurred in NSW, 93 (30%) in Queensland.
  • 38 (12%) people drowned in the Queensland floods throughout December and January.
  • 114 (36%) drowning deaths occurred in River / Creek / Stream locations.
  • 16% (50) of drowning deaths occurred while Swimming and Recreating in water.
  • 15% (47) of drowning deaths occurred as a result of Falling or Wandering into water.
  • Drowning deaths occurred all year round with 129 (41%) occurring in Summer. There were 2 cases where season of drowning death was unknown.
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2011
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