About our data

Safe Work Australia is proud to announce the beta release of our new data website, data.safeworkaustralia.gov.au.

The new website delivers national work health and safety and workers’ compensation data in an intuitive, user-friendly way.

Please visit the website and fill out the short online questionnaire. Feedback can also be emailed to statsonline@swa.gov.au.

Our statistics

For statistics about injuries, diseases and deaths in the workplace, see:

  • Australian workers compensation statistics
  • Work-related traumatic injury fatalities
  • Comparative performance monitoring
  • Key work health and safety statistics
  • Return to work
  • Our data sets

We keep national data sets on WHS and workers’ compensation.

For information on these data sets, what they do and don’t have, and how to use them, see:

Types of research we publish

Each year, we get, analyse and report on WHS and workers’ compensation data  for a national picture of work-related injuries, deaths and diseases.

We also undertake WHS and workers’ compensation research to explore issues in greater depth and to get insights into how the model WHS laws are working.

We include theoretical and applied research, using:

  • quantitative
  • qualitative
  • mixed methods.

Our research framework

Our research framework guides our research decisions. It states our research should:

  • have clear outcomes
  • support our priorities
  • not duplicate research occurring elsewhere
  • be transparent
  • be fit for purpose, analytical and practical
  • be efficient and represent value for money.

Types of research we prioritise

We prioritise research that:

Find research grants

GrantConnect has our current research grants under our 2021 Research Grant Program

Request data

If you would like to request data visit our Request data page