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6324.0 - Work-related injuries: Jul 2013 to Jun 2014

19 Nov 2014
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Overview
Of the 12.5 million persons who had worked at some time in the last 12 months, 4.3% first experienced their most recent work-related injury or illness during that same period. The majority (85%) of the 531,800 persons who experienced a work-related injury or illness continued to work in the job where their injury or illness occurred. Approximately 7% had changed jobs and the remaining 8% were not employed in the reference week.

More than half the persons who experienced a work-related injury or illness were males (61%). In 2013-14, 4.9% of males who worked in the last 12 months experienced a work-related injury or illness, down from 5.5% in 2009-10. The proportion of females who experienced a work-related injury or illness in the last 12 months was 3.6%, down from 5.1% in 2009-10

In 2013-14, approximately 43 persons experienced a work-related injury or illness in the last 12 months per 1,000 persons who had worked at some time in the last 12 months, a decrease from the 2009-10 estimate (53 people per 1000 persons)

The highest work-related injury or illness rate by age group was in the 50-54 year age group with 52 per 1000 persons who had worked at some time in the last 12 months, followed by the 15-19 year age group with 50 per 1000 persons. Persons aged 65 years and over recorded the lowest rate of work-related injury or illness with 25 per 1000 persons.

The younger age group (15-19 years) experienced an increase in the rate of work-related injuries or illnesses compared with 2009-10 (50 per 1000 persons in 2013-14 compared to 47 per 1000 persons in 2009-10). All other age groups experienced a decreased rate of work-related injury or illness, with the largest decrease in the 45-49 year age group (41 per 1000 persons in 2013-14 compared to 72 per 1000 persons in 2009-10, a decrease of 31 per 1000 persons).

Tasmania had the highest work-related injury/illness rate with 66 per 1,000 persons who had worked at some time in the last 12 months. New South Wales recorded the lowest rate, with 37 per 1,000 persons who had worked in the last 12 months.

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2014
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