The Work Related Injuries survey
NAME OF ORGANISATION
The Work Related Injuries survey collects information about persons who had experienced a work-related injury or illness in the previous 12 months.
The purpose of the survey is to provide information on the extent of work-related injuries. Data collected in the survey will assist in monitoring programs and formulating policies in relation to workers' compensation and occupational health and safety.
This survey is conducted as part of the Monthly Population Survey, which comprises the Labour Force Survey and, in most months, a supplementary survey topic.
SCOPE - Labour Force Survey
The Labour Force Survey includes all persons aged 15 and over except:
From July 1993 Jervis Bay Territory is also excluded from the scope of the survey. Before July 1993 it was included in estimates for the Australian Capital Territory.
SCOPE - Work-Related Injuries
The Work-Related Injuries Survey collected information about persons aged 15 years and over who worked at some time in the previous 12 months and who suffered a work-related injury or illness.
From July 1997, all supplementary surveys excluded persons in remote and sparsely settled areas of Australia. The exclusion of these persons has only a minor effect on estimates for individual States or Territories.
COVERAGE - Labour Force Survey
In the Labour Force Survey, coverage rules are applied which aim to ensure that each person is associated with only one dwelling, and hence has only one chance of selection. The chance of a person being enumerated at two separate dwellings in the one survey is considered to be negligible.
Persons who are away from their usual residence for six weeks or less at the time of interview are enumerated at their usual residence (relevant information may be obtained from other usual residents present at the time of the survey).
Persons who worked at some time during the year ending September were asked whether they experienced a work-related injury or illness in the same period.
The survey broadly defined work-related injuries and illnesses as those sustained as a result of work activities, or on a journey to or from work, or by aggravation of pre-existing conditions where employment was a contributory factor. This definition is broadly consistent with international standards recommended by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians.
Work-related injuries or illness resulting in death are excluded.
Results of the Work-related Injuries Survey including tables and analysis are released in Publication format and include:
PERSONS WHO WORKED DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR
PERSONS WHO EXPERIENCED A WORK-RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS IN THE PREVIOUS YEAR
PERSONS WHO WERE EMPLOYEES IN THE JOB WHERE THEY EXPERIENCED A WORK-RELATED INJURY OR ILLNESS
Demographics: State, Area, Region, Sex, Marital Status, Relationship in Household, Period of Arrival and Age.
Country of Birth: The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC).
Occupation: Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Second Edition (ASCO SE).
Industry: Australia and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC).
Other concepts (summary)
Comments and/or Other Regions
Not all data available for all areas.
This survey was first collected in September 2000.
First collected in September 2000.
Data availability comments
Publication Work-Related Injuries, Australia (ABS Cat No. 6324.0)
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