Working days lost
Estimated working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness or injury showed a generally downward trend up to around 2009/10; since then the rate has remained broadly flat.
The latest information from the Labour Force Survey shows:
- In 2015/16, 30.4 million working days were lost due to self-reported work-related illness or injury:
- 25.9 million days due to work-related illness; and
- 4.5 million days due to workplace injury.
- On average, each person suffering took around 16 days off work, 20 days for ill health cases and 7.2 for injuries.
- Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health, 11.7 and 8.8 million days respectively.
- The average days lost per case for stress, depression or anxiety (24 days) was higher than for musculoskeletal disorders (16 days).
Estimated working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related incidents
2000-02 refers to 2000/01 injury data and 2001/02 illness data combined.