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Australia - Disaster Statistics

Data related to human and economic losses from disasters that have occurred between 1980 and 2010.

Natural Disasters from 1980 - 2010


Overview

No of events: 162
No of people killed: 959
Average killed per year: 31
No of people affected: 16,051,010
Average affected per year: 517,775
Economic Damage (US$ X 1,000): 28,719,981
Economic Damage per year (US$ X 1,000): 926,451


Natural Disaster Occurence Reported



Average Disaster Per Year

Drought: 0.16
Earthquake*: 0.06
Epidemic: 0.03
Extreme temp: 0.16
Flood: 1.55
Insect infestation: 0.06
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 0.06
Volcano: ...
Storm: 2.48
Wildfire: 0.65




Top 10 Natural Disasters Reported


Affected People

Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Drought 1992 7,000,000
Extreme temp. 1993 3,000,500
Storm 1994 2,500,104
Extreme temp. 1994 1,000,034
Extreme temp. 1995 500,100
Storm 1996 450,220
Storm 1995 400,045
Storm 1994 240,220
Flood 2010 200,000
Storm 1994 120,090

Killed People

Disaster Date Killed (no. of people)
Extreme temp. 2009 347
Wildfire 2009 180
Wildfire 1983 75
Flood 1984 36
Storm 1985 27
Storm 1994 22
Mass mov. wet 1997 19
Extreme temp. 1993 17
Wildfire 2005 16
Flood 1998 14

Economic Damages

Disaster Date Cost (US$ X 1,000)
Drought 1981 6,000,000
Drought 2002 2,000,000
Drought 1992 1,500,000
Storm 1999 1,500,000
Storm 2010 1,390,000
Storm 2010 1,330,000
Flood 2007 1,300,000
Wildfire 2009 1,300,000
Storm 2006 1,180,000
Flood 2008 1,100,000



Statistics Per Event


Killed People

Drought: ...
Earthquake*: 6.00
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: 74.00
Flood: 3.04
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 14.00
Volcano: ...
Storm: 1.35
Wildfire: 14.95

Affected People

Drought: 1,416,000.00
Earthquake*: 3,570.00
Epidemic: 6.00
Extreme temp: 920,556.80
Flood: 6,285.88
Insect infestation: ...
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: 50.50
Volcano: ...
Storm: 51,716.19
Wildfire: 3,855.50

Economic Damages

Drought: 1,994,600.00
Earthquake*: 500,000.00
Epidemic: ...
Extreme temp: ...
Flood: 117,513.50
Insect infestation: 60,000.00
Mass mov. dry: ...
Mass mov. wet: ...
Volcano: ...
Storm: 123,292.06
Wildfire: 124,642.20


Statistics By Disasters Type


Percentage of reported people killed by disaster type

Percentage of reported people affected by disaster type




Estimated economic damages reported by disaster type (US$ X 1,000)

*: Including tsunami


More information and data on: www.emdat.be/

Source of data: "EM-DAT: The OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Bel."
Data version: v11.08

Data displayed does not imply national endorsement