Injury Statistics

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There is a wide range of injury data available for the New Plymouth District.

New Plymouth Injury Safe Trust summarise as much data as possible in a convenient form every five years and call it the New Plymouth District Community Based Injury Prevention Needs Assessment. The purpose of the Needs Assessment is to identify patterns of injury in New Plymouth District and to inform future injury prevention priorities and action.  The latest Needs Assessement was completed in September 2015 thanks to the generous sponsorship of TSB Community Trust.

Due to technological advances much of the data contained within the needs assessment documents can now be updated directly from source websites.  The links to those websites are provided on this page.

In the Reports and Resources section on this page our Injury Prevention Needs Assessment and other injury data reports not directly published on other websites will be posted from time to time.

Take a look below at Statistics New Zealand's representation of why injury information is important.

 

 

 

 

1,367
New Zealanders that died as the result of injury in 2013
30
Average number of injury deaths in New Plymouth District per year
31%
Of emergency department visits were for injury in 2010
74
per 100,000. Maori rate of injury death in New Plymouth District. 2.4 times the rate of non-Maori.

Reports + Resources

NPiS International Safe Community Reaccreditation Application 2016

NPiS Strategic Plan 2016-2019

NPiS Strategic Plan 2013-2016

NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2015

NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2011 
NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2011 (Appendices)
NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2011 (Maori statistical summary)
NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2006
NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2006 (Appendices)
NPiS Community Injury Prevention Needs Assessment 2001

Kidsafe Taranaki - Analysis of Paediatric Hospital Admissions for Unintentional Injury in Taranaki 2009-2011 
Kidsafe Taranaki - Analysis of Paediatric Hospital Admissions for Unintentional Injury in Taranaki 2012-2014 
 
Taranaki DHB and Midland Trauma System - Trauma 2017 Ethnicity in Focus
Taranaki DHB and Midland Trauma System - Paediatric Trauma in Taranaki DHB 2017
 
Home Injury Prevention Study - Taranaki
Research into the link between Alcohol and Falls 
 
Safe Communities Foundaiton of NZ - New Plymouth District Data from National Agencies
Safe Communities Foundation of NZ - IPRU data

Related Projects

2016 International Safe Community Re-accreditation

New Plymouth District was proud to be first designated an International Safe Community in 2005. We became the 95th designated International Safe Community in the world and the third community in New Zealand to be accredited. We were also the first community in New Zealand to be accredited by the Certifying Centre of the Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ). 
 
Eleven years later, on 8 December 2016, we were re-designated an International Safe Community for the third time! A copy of our re-accreditation application which includes a detailed history of the safety work that NPiS and the community undertook during 2010-2016 is available by clicking here.