Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2019

Claims data was extracted on 1 March 2021

2018 claims involving hospitalisation 2019 claims involving hospitalisation
8,122 8,042 (down 1.0%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5 year
average
5,966 6,288 7,171 7,766 8,122 7,063
Gender
strTitle 2018 2019 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,498 3,535 37 1% 3,054
Male 4,616 4,498 -118 -3% 3,999
Unknown 8 9 1 12% 9
Road user
strTitle 2018 2019 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 521 518 -3 -1% 446
Driver 3,914 3,896 -18 -0% 3,308
Motorcyclist* 1,377 1,363 -14 -1% 1,218
Passenger 1,187 1,186 -1 -0% 1,137
Pedestrian 802 773 -29 -4% 721
Unknown 321 306 -15 -5% 233
Location
strTitle 2018 2019 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,767 4,886 119 2% 4,470
Rural vic 2,329 2,402 73 3% 2,039
Unknown 1,026 754 -272 -27% 554
Age Group
strTitle 2018 2019 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 454 388 -66 -15% 400
18 to 25 1,642 1,505 -137 -8% 1,422
26 to 39 1,934 2,016 82 4% 1,698
40 to 59 2,227 2,152 -75 -3% 1,945
60 and over 1,865 1,981 116 6% 1,598
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