6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, Aug 2006  
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Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods was originally released in 2001 in both electronic and paper versions (cat. no. 6102.0). The paper publication will not be rereleased. However, the web version (cat. no. 6102.0.55.001) is being updated on an ongoing basis.


21.15.1 This survey collects information about persons who had experienced a work-related injury or illness in the previous 12 months. The survey was conducted for the first time in September 2000 and may be repeated in future years.

21.15.2 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.

21.15.3 This section describes only those aspects of the methodology that are unique to this survey, and hence should be used in conjunction with the overview part of this chapter, which outlines the survey methodology used in supplementary surveys.


21.15.4 Data from the survey will be produced in the form of a set of tables or a publication. More detailed estimates will be available on request.

21.15.5 The main population of interest in the survey is persons who worked at some time during the previous 12 months and who suffered a work-related injury or illness. Estimates are produced on an original basis only (i.e. not seasonally adjusted) and include:

Socio-demographic informationSex, age, marital status, relationship in household, family, geographic region, birthplace and year of arrival in Australia.
Labour force characteristics (current job and job in which injury was sustained, if different)
Occupation, industry, full-time or part-time status, and permanent or casual status.
Work-related injuries informationNumber of work-related injuries or illnesses; the number of days/shifts absent from work; sources of financial assistance; whether applied for workers' compensation; and the reason for not applying for workers' compensation.

21.15.6 Data collected in the survey are compiled according to concepts and definitions outlined in Chapter 4 employment characteristics), Chapter 15 (occupational injuries and diseases) and Chapter 16 (socio-demographic information and industry).


21.15.7 The scope of this survey is restricted to persons aged 15 years and over. The standard scope restrictions for supplementary surveys outlined in the overview part of Chapter 21 also apply to this survey.


21.15.8 The survey was conducted for the first time in 2000.


21.15.9 For further details contact the Labour Market Statistics Section, on Canberra (02) 6252 7206.

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