Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2020

Claims data was extracted on 2 September 2021

2019 claims involving hospitalisation 2020 claims involving hospitalisation
8,046 5,448 (down 32.3%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 5 year
average
6,288 7,171 7,765 8,122 8,046 7,478
Gender
strTitle 2019 2020 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,536 2,181 -1,355 -38% 3,253
Male 4,501 3,257 -1,244 -28% 4,216
Unknown 9 10 1 11% 10
Road user
strTitle 2019 2020 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 519 422 -97 -19% 473
Driver 3,898 2,638 -1,260 -32% 3,553
Motorcyclist* 1,366 1,011 -355 -26% 1,267
Passenger 1,184 706 -478 -40% 1,159
Pedestrian 775 458 -317 -41% 753
Unknown 304 213 -91 -30% 273
Location
strTitle 2019 2020 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,891 3,433 -1,458 -30% 4,638
Rural vic 2,404 1,781 -623 -26% 2,173
Unknown 751 234 -517 -69% 667
Age Group
strTitle 2019 2020 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 388 246 -142 -37% 408
18 to 25 1,507 1,052 -455 -30% 1,472
26 to 39 2,018 1,405 -613 -30% 1,823
40 to 59 2,152 1,528 -624 -29% 2,043
60 and over 1,981 1,217 -764 -39% 1,733
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