Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2017

Claims data was extracted on 3 August 2018

2016 claims involving hospitalisation 2017 claims involving hospitalisation
7,179 7,704 (up 7.3%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 5 year
average
5,511 5,680 5,970 6,294 7,179 6,127
Gender
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,172 3,316 144 5% 2,626
Male 3,995 4,382 387 10% 3,494
Unknown 12 6 -6 -50% 7
Road user
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 423 503 80 19% 390
Driver 3,437 3,602 165 5% 2,841
Motorcyclist* 1,175 1,320 145 12% 1,047
Passenger 1,132 1,183 51 5% 1,047
Pedestrian 746 778 32 4% 657
Unknown 266 318 52 20% 145
Location
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,735 4,542 -193 -4% 4,101
Rural vic 2,035 2,236 201 10% 1,840
Unknown 409 926 517 126% 185
Age Group
strTitle 2016 2017 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 405 385 -20 -5% 360
18 to 25 1,453 1,554 101 7% 1,259
26 to 39 1,747 1,878 131 7% 1,444
40 to 59 1,916 2,199 283 15% 1,669
60 and over 1,658 1,688 30 2% 1,395
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