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Work-related stress, depression or anxiety

526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety (new or long-standing) in 2016/17

12.5 million working days lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17

Stress, depression or anxiety by cause, averaged 2009/10-2011/12

Graph showing workload is the biggest reason behind work-related stress, depression or anxiety.

Industries with higher than average rates of stress, depression or anxiety, averaged 2014/15-2016/17

Graph showing human health and social services is the industry most affected by work-related stress, depression or anxiety.

Stress, depression or anxiety per 100,000 workers: new and long-standing

Graph showing that the rate of stress, depression or anxiety per 100,000 workers is relatively flat since 2001 with some fluctuations.

Source: Labour Force Survey (estimates of self-reported stress, depression or anxiety caused or made worse by work)

Further information

Updated 2017-11-02