Home and community injury statistics

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Home and community injury statistics

Find statistics on our claims relating to injuries at home and falls.

  • Definition of injuries at home
  • 2021 injury costs around the home
  • 2021 new and active claims around the home
  • Home-related injury claims and costs by year - 2015 to 2021
  • New home-related injury claims by region - 2018 to 2021
  • New claims for injuries at home in 2021 by type of injury
  • New claims for injuries at home by sex - 2015 to 2021
  • New claims for injuries at home by age - 2018 to 2021
  • Injuries from falls
  • More information
  • Caveats to this data

Injuries around the home are determined by the location being specified as 'home'. These injuries can include:

  • DIY
  • gardening
  • ladders
  • animals
  • steps and stairs
  • lifting/carrying/straining
  • burns
  • poisonings.

Sometimes claims can meet the criteria for being at home and a fall. This means a claim may be counted in more than one category.

2021 injury costs
$1,097,968,540
The costs of all active claims around the home in 2021 (to 30 September)

New claims

743,895
in 2021 (to 30 September)

Active claims

896,585
in 2021 (to 30 September)

Home-related injury claims and costs by year

Year New claims Active claims Cost of active claims
2015 879,161 955,518 $839,444,285
2016 941,033 1,017,857 $910,913,997
2017 948,026 1,034,935 $987,182,657
2018 983,258 1,072,679 $1,105,700,864
2019 1,001,434 1,112711 $1,224,148,722
2020 1,006,156 1,116,434 $1,366,505,126
2021 (to 30 Sep) 743,895 896,585 $1,097,968,540

By region

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By type of injury

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By sex

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By age

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Injuries from falls

People who are 65 years and over are more likely to experience a fall.

Find statistics on injury claims from a fall

 

More information

Find out about the work we're involved in to prevent injuries in the home and community:

Preventing injuries in your community

'New' claims are counted in the calendar year they were lodged.

'Active' claims have had a payment made on them during that year. Active claims may have been lodged in a different calendar year and can be counted across multiple years.

'Costs' don't include payments made for acute treatment in public hospitals.

A client's age may differ between lodgement date and accident date.

'Region' is based on where the accident happened.

The data was extracted at a point in time and may change if re-run later.