6324.0.30.001 - Microdata: Work-Related Injuries, 2017-18 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/09/2019   
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Institutional environment

For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.

TableBuilder files are released in accordance with the Census and Statistics Act, 1905. Prior to publication, files are subject to confidentiality protections to ensure that information about individuals is not able to be identified. Confidentiality practices associated with TableBuilder products are described in the confidentiality section of the User Manual: TableBuilder (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005).

This collection presents information about Work-Related Injuries (WRI). The statistics in this publication were compiled from the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS), conducted throughout Australia during the 2017–18 financial year, as a supplement to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey (LFS).

The concepts, definitions and classifications used in the work-related injuries topic help to ensure its relevance to clients. Work-related injuries data are classified according to the Type of Occurrence Classification System which is maintained by Safe Work Australia. This includes a classification for the injury or illness itself, and a classification for how the injury or illness occurred. Other classifications, concepts and definitions used in this series of data are consistent with those used in Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0) during the corresponding time period.

The Work-Related Injuries survey presents information about persons aged 15 years and over who worked at some time in the last 12 months and experienced their most recent work-related injury or illness in that period. In respect of persons who experienced their most recent work-related injury or illness in that period, Work-related injuries topic collected information 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; whether they reported the work-related injury or illness to someone in the workplace; sources of financial assistance; whether they applied for workers' compensation; and the reason they did not apply for workers' compensation.


The timeliness of statistical information refers to the delay between the reference period to which the information pertains and the date on which the information is made available. A snapshot of this data was released approximately five months after the end of the enumeration period in Work-Related Injuries, Australia (cat. no. 6324.0).


TableBuilder microdata contains finer levels of detail for data items than were published in Work-Related Injuries, Australia (cat. no. 6324.0). Steps to confidentalise the data made available in TableBuilder are taken in such a way as to maximise the usefulness of the content while maintaining the confidentiality of respondents selected in the survey. As a result, it may not be possible to exactly reconcile all the statistics produced from TableBuilder with other published statistics. Further information about the steps taken to confidentialise the microdata is available in the User Manual: TableBuilder (cat. no. 1406.0.55.005)

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