6324.0.30.001 - Microdata: Work-Related Injuries, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
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INTRODUCTION

This supporting publication provides information about the release of Work-Related Injuries (WRI) microdata from the 2017-18 Multi-Purpose Household Survey.

ABS microdata files allow flexible statistical analysis of unit records while also protecting the privacy of respondents. The WRI file includes details of people who experienced a work-related illness or injury in the 12 months prior to interview. It includes details of the illness or injury, the industry and occupation it occurred in, whether or not it was reported, and the source of any financial assistance received in relation to the illness or injury. Other demographic and labour market variables are also included.

Work-Related Injuries microdata is available as a TableBuilder product. TableBuilder allows clients to create, save and export tables and graphs; display counts, percentages and relative standard errors; create custom ranges from continuous variables and much more.

This publication provides general information and technical details about the WRI TableBuilder product. For more information on using TableBuilder, please refer to the User Manual: TableBuilder (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).

Further information about the TableBuilder service, and other information to assist users in understanding and accessing microdata in general, is available from the Microdata Entry Page.

ABOUT THE SURVEY

The Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) is conducted each financial year throughout Australia from July to June as a supplement to the ABS's monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS) and is designed to provide annual statistics for a number of small, self-contained topics.

The WRI topic collected information about people aged 15 years and over who worked at some time in the last 12 months. The survey collected information about whether the person experienced a work-related injury or illness in the last 12 months and the following details about their most recent work-related injury or illness: whether they suffered the injury or illness in their current job or a previous job, the type of injury or illness experienced, how the injury or illness occurred, the number of days/shifts absent from work due to the injury or illness, sources of financial assistance, whether they applied for workers' compensation, and the reason they did not apply for workers' compensation. This information can be cross-classified with labour force characteristics, also including occupation and industry and demographics such as sex and age.

Estimates from the 2017-18 MPHS relating to the WRI topic, as well as more information on the methodology, survey sample, conceptual framework and definitions, were published in the 2017-18 summary publication, Work-Related Injuries, Australia (cat. no. 6324.0).

APPLYING FOR ACCESS

To apply for access to TableBuilder, register and apply in Registration Centre.

Further information on access steps can be found in How to Apply for Microdata on the ABS website.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further information about the survey and the microdata can be found in the various pages associated with this product, including:

  • A detailed list of data items for WRI TableBuilder, available in the Downloads tab.
  • The Quality Declaration in the Explanatory Notes tab.
  • Other related products on the Related Information tab.

SUPPORT

For further support in the use of this product, please contact Microdata Access Strategies on 02 6252 7714 or via microdata.access@abs.gov.au.

DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Data collected in the survey but not included in TableBuilder may be available from the ABS, on request, as statistics in tabulated form.

Subject to confidentiality and sampling variability constraints, special tabulations can be produced incorporating data items, populations and geographic areas selected to meet individual requirements. These are available, on request, on a fee for service basis. Contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au for further information.

PRIVACY

The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS handles any personal information that you provide to us.