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In 2017/18 an estimated 1.4 million workers were suffering from an illness they believed was caused or made worse by their work and 555,000 workers sustained a non-fatal injury at work.  However the risk of injury and work-related illness varies across industry, being more likely in some industries than others. 

The chart below shows how the overall rates of self-reported work-related illness and workplace injury vary between industry groups.

Figure 1: Estimated rate of self-reported work-related illness and non-fatal injury by industry1 for people working in the last 12 months

Figure 1: Average annual estimated rate of self-reported work-related illness and non-fatal injury by industry (average of latest 3 years)

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Source: Labour Force Survey, annual average 2015/16 - 2017/18


Updated 2018-10-25