Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2016

Claims data was extracted on 2 February 2018

2015 claims involving hospitalisation 2016 claims involving hospitalisation
6,294 7,181 (up 14.1%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 5 year
average
5,800 5,512 5,680 5,970 6,294 5,851
Gender
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,728 3,172 444 16% 2,483
Male 3,553 3,997 444 12% 3,363
Unknown 13 12 -1 -8% 5
Road user
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 391 422 31 8% 375
Driver 2,893 3,439 546 19% 2,685
Motorcyclist* 1,101 1,175 74 7% 1,006
Passenger 1,067 1,125 58 5% 1,042
Pedestrian 643 748 105 16% 638
Unknown 199 272 73 37% 104
Location
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,208 4,735 527 13% 3,941
Rural vic 1,847 2,035 188 10% 1,803
Unknown 239 411 172 72% 107
Age Group
strTitle 2015 2016 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 397 405 8 2% 355
18 to 25 1,198 1,453 255 21% 1,227
26 to 39 1,530 1,748 218 14% 1,361
40 to 59 1,706 1,917 211 12% 1,605
60 and over 1,463 1,658 195 13% 1,304
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