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Working days lost in Great Britain

Working days lost, 2019/20

38.8 million Estimated working days lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019/20 (LFS)

Workplace injuries and ill health Estimated working days lost
Work-related ill health 32.5
Non-fatal workplace injuries 6.3

Trend

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

Working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness or injury has been broadly flat in recent years, although 2019/20 is above recent rates

Year Days lost per worker Days lost Lower Bound Days lost Upper Bound
2000/01 1.73 1.61 1.85
2002/03 0 1.56 1.80
2003/04 1.62 1.50 1.74
2004/05 1.49 1.38 1.61
2005/06 1.28 1.18 1.39
2006/07 1.49 1.37 1.62
2007/08 1.39 1.28 1.51
2008/09 1.22 1.11 1.33
2009/10 1.19 1.08 1.31
2010/11 1.10 0.98 1.22
2011/12 1.14 1.02 1.25
2012/13 0 1.02 1.26
2013/14 1.14 1.03 1.26
2014/15 1.09 0.98 1.20
2015/16 1.19 1.07 1.31
2016/17 1.21 1.08 1.33
2017/18 1.17 1.04 1.30
2018/19 1.06 0.94 1.18
2019/20 1.45 1.27 1.63

Trend

Working days lost per worker due to self-reported work-related illness or injury has been broadly flat in recent years, although 2019/20 is above recent rates

Notes

More information on working days lost

  • Data source: Labour Force Survey (LFS) (estimates of working days lost due to self–reported work-related ill health and workplace injuries)
  • The detailed data included in the charts can be found in the following tables:
Updated 2021-02-22