Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2016

Claims data was extracted on 4 August 2017

2015 claims involving hospitalisation 2016 claims involving hospitalisation
6,293 7,175 (up 14.0%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5 year
average
5,800 5,512 5,681 5,970 6,293 5,851
Gender
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,728 3,168 440 16% 2,483
Male 3,552 3,994 442 12% 3,363
Unknown 13 13 0 0% 5
Road user
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 391 421 30 8% 375
Driver 2,893 3,427 534 18% 2,682
Motorcyclist* 1,096 1,173 77 7% 1,004
Passenger 1,056 1,116 60 6% 1,038
Pedestrian 642 743 101 16% 638
Unknown 215 295 80 37% 115
Location
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,204 4,723 519 12% 3,938
Rural vic 1,844 2,030 186 10% 1,801
Unknown 245 422 177 72% 112
Age Group
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 396 402 6 2% 354
18 to 25 1,198 1,452 254 21% 1,227
26 to 39 1,529 1,745 216 14% 1,360
40 to 59 1,704 1,917 213 12% 1,604
60 and over 1,466 1,659 193 13% 1,305
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