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Claims involving hospitalisation Rolling 12 Month

12 months to midnight 30 September 2018

Claims data was extracted on 6 April 2019

2016-2017 claims involving hospitalisation 2017-2018 claims involving hospitalisation
7,565 7,979 (up 5.5%)
Claims involving hospitalisation (equivalent periods)
2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 5 year
average
5,303 6,100 6,027 7,037 7,565 6,406
Gender
strTitle 2016-2017 2017-2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,266 3,465 199 6% 2,738
Male 4,290 4,505 215 5% 3,660
Unknown 9 9 0 0% 8
Road user
strTitle 2016-2017 2017-2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 458 540 82 18% 406
Driver 3,598 3,776 178 5% 2,968
Motorcyclist* 1,273 1,357 84 7% 1,114
Passenger 1,144 1,170 26 2% 1,071
Pedestrian 776 801 25 3% 677
Unknown 316 335 19 6% 172
Location
strTitle 2016-2017 2017-2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,589 4,657 68 1% 4,206
Rural vic 2,202 2,257 55 2% 1,885
Unknown 774 1,065 291 38% 315
Age Group
strTitle 2016-2017 2017-2018 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 382 426 44 12% 363
18 to 25 1,510 1,575 65 4% 1,304
26 to 39 1,845 1,973 128 7% 1,521
40 to 59 2,164 2,202 38 2% 1,765
60 and over 1,664 1,803 139 8% 1,454
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