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Age and Gender

In 2016, there were 56 motorcyclist fatalities and in 2015/2016, 1142 motorcycle riders were compensated by the TAC for injuries involving an acute hospital admission. Half of motorcycle riders who lost their lives in 2016 and 52% of those hospitalised in 2015/2016 were aged over 40.

While the numbers of females injured have increased, males are significantly more likely to lose their lives or be seriously injured than females.

Motorcycle fatalities in 2016 and motorcycle claims involving hospital admission for 2015/2016 by age group and gender:

Age GroupLives Lost FemaleLives Lost MaleClaims involving hospital admission* FemaleClaims involving hospital admission* Male
0-1700013
18-2501117226
26-3901736361
40-5902135425
60+070117
Grand Total056961043

*Excludes rejected, claims for interstate crashes and claims with missing gender.