Construction statistics

The Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 (Australian Strategy) has identified the construction industry as a priority industry for work health and safety. Data analysis helps inform governments, industry, unions and other organisations about how workers have been injured or killed so prevention activities can be directed to where they are needed most.

Construction Industry Profile

The Construction Industry Profile presents an overview of the main causes of workers’ injuries and fatalities in the construction industry. It includes data on injuries and fatalities by:

  • trends
  • industry groups & class
  • occupation
  • mechanism
  • nature of injury
  • jurisdiction
  • location of injury
  • age, and
  • breakdown agency.

The Profile also includes a detailed analysis of incidents involving falls from a height which is the second most common cause of injury and responsible for the most fatalities.

View the Construction Industry Profile.

Work-related injuries and fatalities in construction, 2003 to 2013

This is a more comprehensive report than the Construction industry profile. It includes analysis on:

  • Worker profiles in construction
  • Worker fatalities in construction
  • Work-related injuries
  • Workers’ compensation claims, and
  • Hospitalisation of construction workers.

View the Work-related injuries and fatalities in construction, 2003 to 2013 report.

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