Breaking down Australia's 2019 road toll

The national road toll rose to 1188 in 2019, according to Australian Automobile Association figures.
The national road toll rose to 1188 in 2019, according to Australian Automobile Association figures.

2019 NATIONAL ROAD TOLL BREAK DOWN:

* The national road toll was 1188 in 2019, up from 1135 in 2018.

* 352 in NSW, up from 347 in 2018

* 268 in Victoria, up from 213 in 2018

* 217 in Queensland, down from 245 in 2018

* 114 in South Australia, up from 80 in 2018

* 163 in Western Australia, up from 158 in 2018

* 32 in Tasmania, down from 33 in 2018

* 36 in the Northern Territory, down from 50 in 2018

* 6 in the Australian Capital Territory, down from 9 in 2018

* Of the national toll, 573 were drivers, 206 passengers, 159 pedestrians, 208 motorcylists and 39 cyclists.

* The Northern Territory had the highest road deaths per capita at 14.64 for every 100,000 people

* South Australia recorded the largest increase on 2018 with a 42.5 per cent jump.

(Source: Australian Automobile Association)

Australian Associated Press