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Motorcyclist age group and gender data

In 2018, there were 38 motorcyclist fatalities and in 2017/2018, 1,312 motorcycle riders were compensated by the TAC for injuries involving an acute hospital admission. 53% of motorcycle riders who lost their lives in 2018 and 48% of those hospitalised in 2017/2018 were aged over 40.

While the numbers of females injured have increased, males are significantly more likely to lose their lives or be seriously injured than females.

Motorcycle fatalities in 2018 and motorcycle claims involving hospital admission for 2017/2018 by age group and gender:

Age GroupLives Lost FemaleLives Lost MaleClaims involving hospital admission* FemaleClaims involving hospital admission* Male
0-1701419
18-250332233
26-3911333365
40-5901250445
60+178122
Total2361271184

*Excludes rejected, claims for interstate crashes and claims with missing gender.