Health and community services
This industry employs 19,250 or 15.3% of all working Territorians1
The main areas of employment are:
- Aged care
- General practice medical
- Specialist medical
- Community health
- Residential care
- Non-residential care
In 2019–20, workers compensation payments totalled $4.159m2 through 276 claims, and resulted in 874 weeks3 of lost work.
The main mechanism of injury for serious injury claims:
- Being hit by moving object
- Body stressing
- Falls, slips and trips of a person
Since 2016 one person has died in a work-related incident:
- Vehicle incident
1Source: Department of Treasury and Finance; ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed Quarterly, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003.
2Benefit costs reflected are a snap shot at time of publishing.
3Maximum weekly hours of work in accordance with Fair Work - 38 hours per week.