Safe Work Australia uses a range of data to inform the development and evaluation of policies relating to work health and safety and workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation data is the main source of information for work-related injuries in Australia.
Further information can be found on the frequently asked questions page.
The Key Work Health and Safety Statistics report provides a statistical summary of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities.
The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics reports provide detailed workers’ compensation statistics. Further information on workers’ compensation data is available on the workers’ compensation data page.
The Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities reports provide a detailed analysis of work-related injury fatalities.
Links to industry-specific publications are available on the industry statistics page.
The tables below show national, industry-specific rates of serious claims. A serious claim is an accepted workers’ compensation claim that involves a total of one or more weeks of time lost from work and excludes all fatalities and all claims associated with travelling to or from work or while on a break away from the workplace.
- Frequency rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 to 2013-14 (Frequency rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 to 2013-14PDF 28kb | Frequency rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 to 2013-14XLSX 38kb)
- Incidence rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 to 2013-14 (Incidence rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 t4 2013-14PDF 28kb |Incidence rates of serious claims by industry, 2000-01 to 2013-14XLSX 39kb)
If the information you are seeking is not contained in the key statistics listed above or if you require more detailed information please email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure you include the following information with your request:
- telephone number
- email address
- details of request.
Safe Work Australia also collects and reports on fatalities in the workplace.
View the Safe Work Australia worker fatalities page.