This page provides statistics on serious workers’ compensation claims by age of the employee at the time of their injury or the date the disease was first reported to their employer.
Age is defined as the difference in years between the date of birth and the date of the incident or report.
The percentage of serious claims made by employees aged 55 years and above increased from 9% in 2000−01 to 19% in 2014–15.
From 2008–09 onwards, the percentage of serious claims made by employees aged 55 years and above exceeded the percentage for employees under 25 years.
Proportion of claims by age group, older and younger workers 2000–01 to 2014–15