This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Rates of fatal and non-fatal occupational injuries, by sex
Rates of fatal injuries per 100,000 workers (employees and self employees) and rates of self-reported workplace non-fatal injury (per 100,000 workers)
|Unit of measurement||
Rate per 100,000 workers
Occupational injury - Any personal injury, disease or death resulting from an occupational accident. Fatal occupational injury - An occupational injury leading to death within one year of the day of the occupational accident.
Detailed breakdowns of fatal injury rates by country/region, age and sex are presented for the last five-years only.
Non-fatal injury rates are not provided for sub-groups where sample numbers are too small to provide reliable estimates.
Incidence rates are calculated by dividing the number of workers in the reference group with an injury (fatal or non-fatal) by the employment total. This is then multiplied by a factor of 100,000 to give a rate per 100,000 workers, in line with international standards.
Data for fatal and non-fatal workplace injuries do not include road traffic accidents.
Rates for non-fatal injuries are based on self-reported non-fatal injury in the workplace (using the Labour Force Survey). Fatal injury rates are based on the count of fatal injuries reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR).
Variations in rate between different sub-groups of age, sex and geography may reflect differences in their employment profile.
This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||03 December 2021|
|Metadata last updated||03 December 2021|