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Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2018

Claims data was extracted on 2 July 2019

2017 claims involving hospitalisation 2018 claims involving hospitalisation
7,766 7,891 (up 1.6%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 5 year
average
5,679 5,967 6,292 7,177 7,766 6,576
Gender
strTitle 2017 2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 3,338 3,411 73 2% 2,818
Male 4,422 4,472 50 1% 3,750
Unknown 6 8 2 33% 8
Road user
strTitle 2017 2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 510 512 2 0% 420
Driver 3,627 3,826 199 5% 3,039
Motorcyclist* 1,328 1,347 19 1% 1,149
Passenger 1,198 1,146 -52 -4% 1,093
Pedestrian 786 762 -24 -3% 691
Unknown 317 298 -19 -6% 184
Location
strTitle 2017 2018 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 4,588 4,643 55 1% 4,284
Rural vic 2,247 2,231 -16 -1% 1,928
Unknown 931 1,017 86 9% 364
Age Group
strTitle 2017 2018 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 396 376 -20 -5% 371
18 to 25 1,565 1,589 24 2% 1,334
26 to 39 1,889 1,907 18 1% 1,564
40 to 59 2,216 2,185 -31 -1% 1,810
60 and over 1,700 1,834 134 8% 1,497
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