Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2021

Claims data was extracted on 1 August 2022

2020 claims involving hospitalisation 2021 claims involving hospitalisation
5,451 5,641 (up 3.5%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5 year
average
7,170 7,764 8,124 8,042 5,451 7,310
Gender
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,185 2,338 153 7% 3,144
Male 3,258 3,297 39 1% 4,158
Unknown 8 6 -2 -25% 9
Road user
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 423 406 -17 -4% 480
Driver 2,643 2,738 95 4% 3,502
Motorcyclist* 1,008 1,011 3 0% 1,250
Passenger 706 763 57 8% 1,088
Pedestrian 459 542 83 18% 716
Unknown 212 181 -31 -15% 274
Location
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 3,435 3,525 90 3% 4,484
Rural vic 1,782 1,882 100 6% 2,160
Unknown 234 234 0 0% 666
Age Group
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 246 294 48 20% 378
18 to 25 1,053 1,051 -2 -0% 1,443
26 to 39 1,405 1,482 77 5% 1,798
40 to 59 1,528 1,544 16 1% 2,008
60 and over 1,219 1,270 51 4% 1,684
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