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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/07/2007   
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INJURIES

The 2004-05 National Health Survey indicates that in the 4 weeks prior to interview, 17.1% of Tasmanians suffered an injury. The most common injury was being cut with a knife (4.4% of Tasmanians).

INJURIES(a), Tasmania, 2004-05
Males
Females
Persons

Injury

%

%

%

Vehicle accident
np
np
*0.2
Low and high fall
4.3
3.5
3.9
Hitting something or being hit by something
4.1
2.0
3.0
Bite or sting
*1.0
3.0
2.0
Cut with knife
5.1
3.7
4.4
Other event resulting in action
3.1
4.0
3.6
Total with injury event(b)
17.8
16.4
17.1


* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be treated with caution

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable.
(a) Most recent event in the 4 weeks prior to interview which resulted in injury and consequential treatment or other action.
(b) Persons may have reported more than one type of event and therefore components may not add to total.
Source: ABS data available on request, 2004/05 National Health Survey (Cat. No. 4364.0).


WORK RELATED INJURIES

In 2005-06 there were 10,018 work-related injuries reported to the WorkCover Tasmania Board. Of these, 68% (6,847) occurred to men, and 32% (3,171) occurred to women.

NUMBER AND AVERAGE CLAIM COST OF INJURIES, Tasmania

All injuries 1995-96
All injuries 2005-06


Number
of claims
% of total
Average
estimated
cost $(a)(b)(c)
Number
of claims
% of
total
Average
estimated
cost $

Males
12,383
73
7,294
6,847
68
7,286
Females
4,655
27
10,834
3,171
32
8,341
Total persons
17,038
100
8,261
10,018
100
7,620

(a) The average estimated cost includes the amount paid as at 30 November 2006 plus the estimated outstanding amount as at 30 November 2006.
(b) Estimated average costs for claims reported in 1995-96 have had more time to develop than claims reported in 2005-06. The 1995-96 claims have a larger proportion of actual costs and a smaller proportion of estimated costs.
(c) Costs have not been adjusted for inflation.
Source: WorkCover Tasmania.


For further information, please refer to the WorkCover Tasmania website: http://www.workcover.tas.gov.au.


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