Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Annual claims involving hospitalisation

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2015

Claims data was extracted on 2 September 2016

2014 claims involving hospitalisation 2015 claims involving hospitalisation
5,972 6,270 (up 5.0%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 5 year
average
5,563 5,800 5,513 5,682 5,972 5,706
Gender
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,546 2,719 173 7% 2,414
Male 3,419 3,538 119 3% 3,288
Unknown 7 13 6 86% 3
Road user
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 385 389 4 1% 364
Driver 2,665 2,882 217 8% 2,604
Motorcyclist* 1,117 1,084 -33 -3% 978
Passenger 1,077 1,050 -27 -3% 1,046
Pedestrian 615 641 26 4% 636
Unknown 113 224 111 98% 79
Location
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,050 4,194 144 4% 3,847
Rural vic 1,729 1,831 102 6% 1,794
Unknown 193 245 52 27% 65
Age Group
strTitle 2014 2015 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 349 395 46 13% 358
18 to 25 1,257 1,192 -65 -5% 1,230
26 to 39 1,390 1,523 133 10% 1,316
40 to 59 1,666 1,698 32 2% 1,568
60 and over 1,310 1,462 152 12% 1,234
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