Workers Insurance industry insights tool

As the largest workers compensation insurer in NSW, icare has gathered a range of valuable data and insights. The data below shows industry insights for businesses with an icare policy and claims reported during the 2017-18 financial year, as at 30 April 2019.

Insurance insights

Insurance insights

You can explore our interactive data for Workers Insurance in NSW using our filters below.

Our industry insights consist of interactive data, which acts as a filter when selected. You can filter data for all insights to a particular region, industry or sub-industry. If a filter is not applied, aggregate data will be shown. A "sensitive" finding indicates your results are not statistically significant and will not be shown.

At a glance

Businesses covered
Comprising small businesses and medium-large businesses.
Workers covered
Across regions, industries and sub-industries.
Claims covered
An average of claims per million dollars of wages, and an average of days off work per claim.

Regions we cover

This map illustrates the volume of businesses, workers or claims that are covered by icare. Regions are colour coded based on low to high volume. You can click on data in the map to apply as a filter and zoom in and out of the map to extend your view. You can use the lasso tool to select multiple regions.

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This table is made accessible for people using screen reader. You can click on data in the table to apply as a filter.

Industries we cover

Visualisations below reflect the industries we cover by their size. You can get a more detailed view of the industries by using the filters available and by clicking on data in each visualisation.

Data points reflect the size of the businesses, workers or claims covered. Positions are determined by the variables on the horizontal and vertical axes. To narrow your results, click on any industry data point and the scatterplot will show all sub-industries in your selection. You can use the lasso tool to select multiple industries. Filters are linked to the map above.

The size of each tile below reflects the share of businesses, workers or claims we cover in each industry. Tiles are colour-coded to reflect low to high metrics. To narrow your results, click on any industry tile and the treemap will show all sub-industries in your selection. You can use the lasso tool to select multiple industry tiles. Filters are not linked to the map above.
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This table is made accessible for people using screen reader. You can click on data in the table to apply as a filter.

Injury insights

Injury insights

You can explore our interactive data for injury insights in NSW using our filters below.

Our industry insights consist of interactive data, which acts as a filter when selected. You can filter data for all insights to a particular region, industry or sub-industry and then compare data to another region, industry or sub-industry. If a filter is not applied, aggregate data will be shown. A "sensitive" finding indicates your results are not statistically significant and will not be shown.

At a glance

Claims covered
Average days off work per claim

Injury insights

The visualisations below are connected. To narrow your results, click on a component (e.g category of injuries) and the visualisations will change to reflect your selection. You can expand each graph to see all data. All tables are accessible for those using a screen reader.

Category of injuries

This graph shows the share of claims by category of injuries.

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What types of injuries occurred

This graph shows the share of claims by what types of injuries occurred.

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This table is made accessible for people using screen reader. You can click on data in the table to apply as a filter.

Where injuries occurred

This graph shows the share of claims by where injuries occurred.

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How injuries occurred

This graph shows the share of claims by how injuries occurred.

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Demographic insights

Data in the Graph/Table below shows the demographics of injury claimants by gender and age. Data can be found using Primary and Comparison filters or by selecting any element in the Graph/Table.

Gender of claimants

This graph shows the share of claims by gender.

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Age of claimants

This graph shows the share of claims by age.

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This table is made accessible for people using screen reader. You can click on data in the table to apply as a filter.

FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Below are some commonly asked questions and answers on the Workers Insurance (WI) industry insights tool.

  • What can I do with the WI industry insights tool?
    The WI industry insights tool helps NSW businesses to better understand the workplace safety risks and workers compensation performance of their industries. The tool allows you to explore icare’s claims, injury and insurance data tailored to your specific industry.

    The tool gives you the ability to:

    • Examine the injury profiles of your industry including the nature of the injuries, how they occurred and who they impacted
    • Compare the injury and risk profiles of one industry to another
    • Explore the profiles of businesses, workers and claims covered by icare by location and industry.

  • Where do I go to find out more information on the WI industry insights tool and how to use it?
    There are a series of video tutorials on how to use the WI industry insights tool in the Tutorials tab. You can find out more about the tool by emailing your questions to policysupport@icare.nsw.gov.au and an icare representative will respond to your inquiry.
  • What is the source of data used in the WI industry insights tool?
    The WI industry insights tool draws on workers insurance datasets for businesses with an icare policy and claims reported during the 2017-18 financial year, as at 30 April 2019. This workers insurance data is drawn from the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) data warehouse and SAS datasets. The regions used are drawn from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • How often is the data updated?
    The WI industry insights tool will be updated quarterly with annual data from the previous financial year. It will be updated with icare’s 2018-19 data in October 2019.
  • I notice that the data is different to workers insurance data from other sources. Why is that?
    The WI industry insights tool draws on icare data for the previous financial year. This may differ from worker health and safety and workers insurance data from other government and corporate sources. These differences may be due to timeframes applied, the businesses and practices covered, or the method of data collection.
  • Can I download the data used in the tool in a spreadsheet?
    No. icare is currently unable to provide the claims, injury and insurance data that is used in the WI industry insights tool.
icare has designed this Workers Insurance (WI) industry insights tool to make publicly available some of the information that icare collects through administering the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Scheme. This WI industry insights tool makes claims, injury, and insurance statistical data available to help you to understand common types of injury and their occurrence by industry, and to compare workplace injury and risk profiles across industry and across location. The data is collected during the period stated above from actual claims data, and is accurate at the time of publication. The data will be updated from time to time and icare makes no representation that the data will remain unchanged, or that the various indices shown on the WI industry insights tool will be provided indefinitely. The data is aggregated by sub-industry and location to avoid individuals and employers becoming identifiable. If you believe that your business, or an individual or business known to you, can be identified using this data, please contact us on policysupport@icare.nsw.gov.au. The data is compiled and made publicly available in the interests of greater transparency but no reliance should be placed on data obtained using this WI industry insights tool. The data is provided in the interests of encouraging and supporting workplace injury improvements and effective workers’ compensation insurance policy management, but icare makes no representations of fitness for purpose. No predictions of workplace injury, claims recoveries, or recovery timeframes, or any other statistic should be inferred from the data provided here. icare will not entertain any claim arising from the use of or reliance on the WI industry insights tool or on any or all of the data contained in it.
Tutorials

Tutorials

These video tutorials will help you better understand how to use the WI industry insights tool.

How to use the WI industry insights tool

Find out what the tool can do.

How to use the filters

Find out how to filter data by region, industry and industry sub-category.

How to use the injury insights tab

Find out how to explore injury profiles in your industry and compare them to other industries.

How to use the Industries we cover feature

Find out how to use the visualisation on the Industry insights tab.