6102.0.55.001 - Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2013  
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21.15.1 This survey was conducted in September 2000 and collected information about persons who had experienced a work-related injury or illness in the previous 12 months. Data collected in the survey assisted in monitoring programs and formulating policies in relation to workers' compensation and occupational health and safety.

21.15.2 The survey was replaced in 2005–06 by the four-yearly work-related injuries topic in the Multi-Purpose Household Survey (MPHS) (see Chapter 22.3).

21.15.3 This section describes only those aspects of the methodology that were unique to this survey and should therefore be read in conjunction with Chapter 21, which outlines the survey methodology used in supplementary surveys.


21.15.4 Data from the survey were published in Work-Related Injuries, Australia, Sep 2000 (cat. no. 6324.0). More detailed estimates are available on request.

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

    Socio-demographic information
    Sex; age; marital status; relationship in household; state or territory, area and region of usual residence; birthplace and year of arrival in Australia.

    Employment characteristics (current job and job in which injury was sustained, if different)
    Occupation; industry; status for both employment; full-time or part-time status; leave entitlement status.

    Work-related injuries information
    Number of work-related injuries or illnesses; number of days/shifts absent from work; sources of financial assistance for medical expenses; whether applied for workers' compensation; reason for not applying for workers' compensation.

21.15.6 Data collected in the survey were compiled according to concepts and definitions outlined in Chapter 4 (Employment measures and classifications), Chapter 15 (Occupational injuries and diseases) and Chapter 16 (Other classifications used in labour statistics).


21.15.7 The scope of this survey was restricted to persons aged 15 years and over. The standard scope restrictions for supplementary surveys outlined in Chapter 21 also applied to this survey.


21.15.8 Data on work-related injuries are currently collected in the four-yearly work-related injuries topic in the MPHS (see Chapter 22.3). Data from the supplementary survey and the MPHS topic are not directly comparable as there are differences in the concepts measured, scope, collection methodology; and sample design (including sample size). See Chapter 21 and Chapter 22 for more information on the survey methodologies for the MPHS and the supplementary surveys.


21.15.9 For further details contact the Labour Market Statistics Section in Canberra on (02) 6252 7206 or email <labour.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

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