Explore 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.

We base our statistical reports on data we collect from all states and territories. We also collect details on work-related deaths. 

These reports give key insights into: 

  • work-related injuries, diseases and deaths in Australia 

  • workers’ compensation systems and 

  • work health and safety (WHS) compliance and enforcement activities. 

Key work health and safety statistics 

Key work health and safety statistics are an overview of the latest national work-related deaths and workers’ compensation claims, including trends.  

We present data by industry, job, age group and sex. 

The reports include:

Traumatic injury fatalities 

The traumatic injury fatalities report has national statistics on all workers and bystanders who died from work-related injuries.  

This report does not include deaths from occupational diseases nor those that happen while commuting to or from work. 

The reports include:

Australian workers’ compensation statistics reports 

The Australian workers’ compensation statistics report has detailed workers’ compensation statistics and information, including: 

  • information on the causes of work-related injuries and diseases 

  • trends and statistics on time lost from work 

  • compensation paid. 

We present data by industry, job, age group and sex.  

The reports include:

Comparative performance monitoring 

The Comparative performance monitoring reports analyse trends across Australia and New Zealand in work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation scheme performance. It includes:

  • comparisons of serious claim rates and work-related fatalities across jurisdictions 
  • information on WHS compliance and enforcement activities 
  • an overview of industry standardised average premium rates across jurisdictions
  • scenarios of entitlements under different workers’ compensation schemes
  • information on scheme funding arrangements across jurisdictions 
  • information on workers’ compensation disputes.

The reports include:


COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims report 

The COVID-19 workers compensation claims report summarises COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in Australia.  

It breaks data down into claim type, industry, job, age and jurisdiction. 

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