A core function of our work is developing and maintaining an evidence base to inform WHS and workers’ compensation policy and practice. It also helps to significantly reduce the incidence of work-related death, injury and illness.
- We compile, analyse and report on a range of WHS and workers’ compensation data to provide a national picture of work-related injuries, fatalities and diseases.
National data collections
We compile and maintain three key national data collections including the:
- National Data Set for Compensation-based Statistics
- Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities collection
- Comparative Performance Monitoring program.
These data sets draw on a range of sources including:
- administrative data provided by jurisdictional authorities
- fatality data from the National Coronial Information Service
- employment data from the ABS.
Annual statistical reports
Based on these data collections we publish four key annual reports including the:
- Work-related Traumatic Injury Fatalities report that provides detailed statistics on people who die each year from injuries caused by work-related activity, including both workers and bystanders.
- Australian Workers’ Compensation Statistics report that provides detailed workers’ compensation statistics including trends over time, time lost from work and compensation paid.
- Comparative Performance Monitoring report that provides trend analysis on WHS and workers’ compensation schemes operating in Australia and New Zealand.
- Key Work Health and Safety Statistics that provides information on work-related fatalities, work related injury and disease and costs to raise awareness of work health and safety in Australia.
We produce a range of other thematic and industry based statistical reports and products utilising our data sets as well as other available data, including from the ABS.
- COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims lodged report provides an overview of COVID-19 related workers’ compensation claims data as at 31 July 2020. Data is broken down by claim type, industry, occupation, age and jurisdiction.
Get in touch
If you don’t see the statistics you’re after on our website, please request them using the enquiries form or email firstname.lastname@example.org