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
  • Pathology
  • Optometry
  • Ambulance
  • Community health
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • 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:

  1. 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.