Claims Involving Hospitalisation Annual

Calendar year to midnight 31 December 2021

Claims data was extracted on 2 December 2022

2020 claims involving hospitalisation 2021 claims involving hospitalisation
5,451 5,787 (up 6.2%)
Claims involving hospitalisation
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5 year
average
7,170 7,763 8,123 8,043 5,451 7,310
Gender
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Female 2,185 2,405 220 10% 3,144
Male 3,258 3,376 118 4% 4,157
Unknown 8 6 -2 -25% 9
Road user
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Bicyclist 423 418 -5 -1% 480
Driver 2,644 2,818 174 7% 3,501
Motorcyclist* 1,007 1,032 25 2% 1,251
Passenger 709 784 75 11% 1,090
Pedestrian 459 550 91 20% 716
Unknown 209 185 -24 -11% 272
Location
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
Melbourne 3,435 3,623 188 5% 4,484
Rural vic 1,782 1,928 146 8% 2,160
Unknown 234 236 2 1% 666
Age Group
strTitle 2020 2021 Change % change 5 year
average
0 to 17 246 305 59 24% 378
18 to 25 1,053 1,081 28 3% 1,443
26 to 39 1,405 1,525 120 9% 1,798
40 to 59 1,528 1,586 58 4% 2,007
60 and over 1,219 1,290 71 6% 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