Road injury statistics

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Road injury statistics

Find statistics on injury claims for accidents that happened on the road.

  • 2020 injury costs.
  • New and active claims in 2020.
  • Claims and costs by year - 2015 to 2019.
  • New road accident claims by region.
  • New claims in 2020 by type of road accident.
  • Claims by year, by type of road accident - 2015 to 2019.
  • New claims by sex - 2015 to 2020.
  • Caveats to this data.
2020 injury costs
$496,163,970
The costs of all active claims to 30 November 2020.

New claims

27,844
to 30 November 2020.

Active claims

43,694
to 30 November 2020.

Claims and costs by year

Year New claims Active claims Cost of active claims
2015 33,904 46,608 $400,059,970
2016 37,440 49,803 $436,873,566
2017 37,981 51,236 $464,726,186
2018 38,853 52,621 $502,773,706
2019 37,974 53,321 $541,071,580

By region

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By type of road accident

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Claims by year, by type of road accident

Year Car Motorcycle Pedestrian Cycling Bus Other (includes truck, ATV, and other vehicles)
2015 24,397 3,810 1,816 1,530 601 1,750
2016 27,041 3,908 1,947 1,538 693 2,313
2017 26,001 4,106 1,974 1,495 732 3,673
2018 26,395 4,328 2,110 1,474 790 3,756
2019 23,042 4,410 2,570 1,642 1,036 5,274

By sex

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More information

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'New' claims are counted in the calendar year they were lodged.

'Active' claims have had a payment made on them during that year. Active claims may have been lodged in a different calendar year and can be counted across multiple years.

'Costs' don't include payments made for acute treatment in public hospitals.

A client's age may differ between lodgement date and accident date.

'Region' is based on where the accident happened.

The data was extracted at a point in time and may change if re-run later.