Release of Work-Related Injuries
In December 2010, the ABS released Work-Related Injuries, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 6324.0). The Work-Related Injuries topic is included in the Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) every four years, beginning with 2005–06. The publication provides information on persons who worked at some time in the previous 12 months and who suffered a work-related injury or illness. These people were asked whether they suffered the injury in their current or previous job; the number of illnesses or injuries suffered; the number of days/shifts absent from work due to the injury/illness; sources of financial assistance; whether they applied for workers' compensation; and, if not, the reason they did not apply for workers' compensation; whether received any OH & S training. Estimates can be cross-classified with labour force characteristics and demographics such as State, sex, relationship in household, marital status, birthplace, occupation and industry.
A confidentialised unit record file from this survey is planned for release in late February 2011. For further information contact the Labour Market Statistics Section on (02) 6252 7206 or email <email@example.com>.