Australian workers’ compensation statistics

The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics reports provide detailed workers’ compensation statistics, including trends over time and statistics on time lost from work and compensation paid. Data are presented by key variables such as industry, occupation, age group and sex. The reports also include information on the circumstances surrounding work-related injuries and diseases.

The Compendium of Workers’ Compensation Statistics publication was discontinued and replaced by the Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics publication due to a major revision of the publication’s format and a change in the scope of serious workers’ compensation claims. As a result, data in the two publications are not comparable.

Australian workers’ compensation statistics 2018-19

The Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics (AWCS) report provides detailed statistics about workers’ compensation claims that were lodged in Australia between 2000-01 and 2018-19, including preliminary data for 2018-19 and trend analysis to 2017-18. 

The statistics provide an indication of Australia’s work health and safety performance and include data broken down by gender, age, occupation, industry, nature of injury or disease, mechanism of injury or disease, and bodily location of the injury or disease. 

Go to the Australian Workers' Compensation Statistics 2018-19 infographic.
 

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Australian workers’ compensation statistics 2017–18

This report provides detailed statistics about workers’ compensation claims in Australia. The statistics provide an indication of Australia’s work health and safety performance and includes data broken down by sex, age, occupation, industry, nature of injury or disease, mechanism of injury or disease, and bodily location of the injury or disease.

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Australian workers’ compensation statistics 2016-17

This report provides detailed statistics about workers’ compensation claims in Australia. The statistics provide an indication of Australia’s work health and safety performance and includes data broken down by sex, age, occupation, industry, nature of injury or disease, mechanism of injury or disease, and bodily location of the injury or disease. 

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Australian workers’ compensation statistics 2015-16

This report provides detailed statistics about workers’ compensation claims in Australia. The statistics provide an indication of Australia’s work health and safety performance over the 15 year period between 2000-01 and 2015-16 and includes data broken down by sex, age, occupation, industry, nature of injury or disease, mechanism of injury or disease, and bodily location of the injury or disease.  

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