Information on compensated work-related diseases can be found in the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics reports.
Safe Work Australia is currently focussing on eight occupational diseases: respiratory disease; occupational cancers; contact dermatitis; infectious and parasitic diseases; cardiovascular disease; musculoskeletal disorders; mental disorders; and noise-induced hearing loss. Reports are compiled every two years showing information on the incidence of these diseases.
- Occupational Disease Indicators, July 2014
- Occupational Disease Indicators, October 2012
- Occupational Disease Indicators, April 2010
- Occupational Disease Indicators, April 2008
- Report on Indicators for Occupational Disease, April 2006
View an analysis of workers’ compensation claims for Mental stress.
Please also view our research reports on specific diseases.
The publication provides a concise and factual statistical profile of mental disorders as compensated by Australian workers’ compensation schemes.
Safe Work Australia has released its first report on work-related mental stress and its associated costs based on an analysis of Australian workers’ compensation claims data from 2008-09 to 2010-11. The report includes comparisons of rates of mental stress claims across industry sectors and occupations for male and female workers but does not distinguish between public and private sector workers.
Detailed information on mesothelioma can be found on the mesothlioma page.
Information on Asbestosis can be found in the Asbestos-related Disease Indicators reports.
Statistics on work-related musculoskeletal disorders 2016 provides information on workers’ compensation claims for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) including trends by occupation and industry.