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Working days lost

31.2 million Working days lost
due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2016/17

Working days lost, 2016/17

Chart showing work-related ill health is the biggest cause of workig days lost at 25.7 million days

Stress, depression or anxiety and musculoskeletal disorders accounted for the majority of days lost due to work-related ill health, 12.5 million and 8.9 million respectively.

On average, each person suffering took around 17 days off work. This varies as follows:

Working days lost per worker due to work-related ill health and workplace injuries

Graph showing rate of days lost per worker is braodly flat in recent years


Further information

Updated 2017-10-26