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This page provides statistics on worker fatalities by the age of the employee at the time death.

  • Fatality rates have fallen over the past 14 years for all age groups. However, while the gap between the oldest age group and the younger age groups has narrowed, the fatality rate of the oldest age group remains four to 10 times higher than the younger age groups.
  • Workers aged between 45–54 years old have accounted for the highest number (759) of fatalities in the past 14 years.

Figure 1: Worker fatalities: fatality rate by age group, 2003 to 2016

Figure 1: Worker fatalities rates have fallen over the past 14 years for all age groups

 

Table 1: Worker fatalities: number by age group, 2003 to 2016

Year Less than 25 25–34 35–44 45–54 55–64 65 and over Total
2003 26 55 61 53 40 24 259
2004 28 56 53 62 53 32 284
2005 24 55 57 57 41 24 258
2006 26 53 72 51 60 22 284
2007 36 48 68 68 56 34 310
2008 34 46 55 63 50 35 283
2009 21 44 44 63 59 27 258
2010 18 35 39 51 58 29 230
2011 23 21 43 58 42 38 225
2012 28 31 47 53 45 27 231
2013 18 30 37 44 39 34 202
2014 22 33 28 45 38 31 197
2015 17 39 28 50 41 36 211
2016 14 33 24 41 46 24 182
Total* 335 579 656 759 668 417 3,414

* Total includes persons where age at death is unknown

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Last modified on Tuesday 28 November 2017 [6446|65376]