Serious claims for disease and injury: Industry
Information about the industry of a claimant’s employer is coded using the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification, 2006.
‘Industry of employer’ relates to the main activity of the organisation where the worker was employed when they reported their occupational injury or disease. It does not relate to where the injury/disease event happened.
Because industry is based on the claimant’s employer, a claim made by someone employed under labour hire arrangements is coded to the labour supply services industry class, which is in the administrative and support services industry.
Industry of employer will be different to industry of workplace for some employees.
View the detailed statistical tables for serious claims by industry under our Statistical tables section.
Number of serious claims by industry 2000–01 to 2014–15
|Number of serious claims|
|Health care and social assistance||15,320||18,445||20%||17,565|
|Transport, postal and warehousing||11,575||10,135||-12%||8,820|
|Public administration and safety||8,115||9 250||14%||8,270|
|Education and training||6,110||6,490||6%||6,540|
|Accommodation and food services||7,415||6,295||-15%||6,310|
|Administrative and support services||6,255||4,645||-26%||3,785|
|Agriculture, forestry and fishing||5,455||3,505||-36%||3,410|
|Arts and recreation services||2,320||2,190||-6%||2,170|
|Professional, scientific and technical services||2,110||1,750||-17%||1,800|
|Electricity, gas, water and waste services||1,420||1,255||-11%||1,175|
|Rental, hiring and real estate services||1,025||995||-3%||1,030|
|Financial and insurance services||1,305||740||-43%||665|
|Information media and telecommunications||1,230||605||-51%||590|