Statistics

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.

Cost of injury and illness by type

In 2012–13, work-related injury and disease cost the Australian economy $61.8 billion, representing 4.1% of GDP. The majority of the cost (95%) was borne by individuals and society. Workers bore 77%, the community 18% and employers 5%. Injuries accounted for $28 billion (45%) of the cost. Breakdown of type of injury and illness Over one third of the total number of cases and total economic cost for work-related injuries and illness were associated with body stressing or manual handling cases. Causes that were more associated with disease cases such as sound and pressure, biological...

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