Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2015

Claims data was extracted on 2 June 2017

2014 claims involving hospitalisation 2015 claims involving hospitalisation
5,970 6,292 (up 5.4%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 5 year
average
5,563 5,800 5,512 5,681 5,970 5,705
Gender
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,545 2,728 183 7% 2,414
Male 3,418 3,551 133 4% 3,288
Unknown 7 13 6 86% 3
Road user
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 386 390 4 1% 364
Driver 2,665 2,892 227 9% 2,604
Motorcyclist* 1,116 1,095 -21 -2% 977
Passenger 1,076 1,056 -20 -2% 1,046
Pedestrian 616 643 27 4% 636
Unknown 111 216 105 95% 78
Location
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,049 4,205 156 4% 3,847
Rural vic 1,729 1,842 113 7% 1,793
Unknown 192 245 53 28% 65
Age Group
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 349 396 47 13% 358
18 to 25 1,257 1,198 -59 -5% 1,230
26 to 39 1,390 1,528 138 10% 1,316
40 to 59 1,665 1,703 38 2% 1,568
60 and over 1,309 1,467 158 12% 1,234
Unknown 0 0 0 0% 0
The above table is based on claims accepted by the TAC from people with injuries sustained in transport accidents in Victoria, where the injured person was admitted to hospital within 7 days of crash. Excluded are denied and pending claims, and claims related to crashes occurring interstate.
* includes pillion riders
Note: Data is updated monthly from TAC claims databases. A six-month reporting lag is applied to the data, allowing for claims to be lodged and processed, and hospital invoices to be received and processed. Claims are reported by claim acceptance date. Data is subject to revision as additional information about known claims is received, and as new claims are received and processed.
5 year average rounded to nearest whole number