Work Related Illness Frequency By Industry In UK

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This dataset contains the estimated number of incident and prevalent cases of illness, along with the incidence and prevalence rates of illnesses, by industry, made available by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for the employees working in the United Kingdom. The statistics are calculated by HSE based on the Labor Force Survey (LFS) data provided by the Office for National Statistics.


People who have conditions which they think have been caused or made worse by their current or past work, as estimated from the Labor Force Survey (LFS). Total cases (prevalence) includes long-standing as well as new (incidence) cases. New cases consist of those who first became aware of their illness in the last 12 months. Estimates are based on the most serious work-related illness, as defined by the individual, if they have more than one. HSE has collected data on ill health through the LFS, periodically since 1990 and annually from fiscal year 2001-2002, with the exception of fiscal years 2002-2003 and 2012-2013 when no ill health data was collected.

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) is the system used in UK official statistics for classifying businesses by type of activity they are engaged in. This has been revised several times since first introduced in 1948. The LFS has been coded using SIC 2007 starting with the fiscal year 2008-2009, and the breakdown by industry section for fiscal year 2008-2009 onwards is not entirely consistent with those of previous years. This is because:

– The LFS data was coded directly to SIC 1992 for years up to fiscal year 2008-2009 and then mapped to the new industrial classification, SIC 2007, according to the assumed relationship between the two classifications;
– Data from fiscal year 2008-2009 onwards has been coded directly to SIC 2007;
– A new method of coding industry data, using an automatic tool, was introduced with the new classification.

With roots stretching back to 1833 the modern HSE is an independent regulator with over forty years’ experience helping Great Britain work well. The Labor Force Survey is a survey of households living at private addresses in the UK. Its purpose is to provide information on the UK labor market which can then be used to develop, manage, evaluate and report on labor market policies. The survey is managed by the Office for National Statistics in Great Britain and by the Central Survey Unit of the Department of Finance and Personnel in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETINI).

Since 1992, the LFS in Great Britain has run as a quarterly survey (fiscal year 1994-1995 for Northern Ireland). The quarterly surveys have until spring 2006 operated on a seasonal quarter basis. However, mostly due to an EU requirement under regulation, in May 2006 the LFS moved to calendar quarters. The 2006-2007 fiscal year data is the first set of HSE data based on the LFS to be affected by this change. The LFS is intended to be representative of the whole population of the UK, and the sample design currently consists of around 37,000 responding households in every quarter. The quarterly survey has a panel design whereby households stay in the sample for five consecutive quarters (or waves), with a fifth of the sample replaced each quarter. Thus there is an 80% overlap in the samples for each successive survey.

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Health And Safety Executive, HSE Statistics, Labor Force Survey, Work-Related Illness Frequency, Occupational Health Statistics, Industrial Classification, Work-Related Illness Incidence Rate, Work-Related Illness Prevalence Rate, Occupation Disease Frequency, Self Reported Work Related Illness

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UK HSE Labor Statistics By Illness And Industry Type, UK Labor Force Survey Statistics For Work-Related Illness, HSE Statistics For Work-Related Illness By Industry

Measurement_Period_TypeSpecifies if the estimated average value is calculated based on the values from a single year, three or five yearsstring-
Measure_Of_Disease_OccurrenceIndicates if the type of disease occurrence measure is incidence or prevalencestring-
Illness_Category_LevelSpecifies the level of categorization (detail) for the illness typestring-
Illness_CategoryIndicates the illness type (category)string-
SIC_LevelIndicates if the corresponding industry name and SIC code are for a section, division, group, class or subclassstring-
SIC_Section_CodeIndicates the letter of the section, which is the first letter from the corresponding SIC codestring-
IndustrySpecifies the name of the industry section, division, group, class or subclassstring-
SIC_CodeSpecifies the Standard Industrial Classification system code for the industry section, division, group, class or subclassstring-
Measurement_PeriodSpecifies the years when the LFS data were collectedstring-
CasesThe estimated number in thousands of new or new and old cases of illness in the United Kingdom, calculated with a confidence level of 95%integerlevel : Ratio
Cases_Confidence_Interval_LowThe lower value of the 95% confidence interval for the estimated number of cases, in thousandsintegerlevel : Ratio
Cases_Confidence_Interval_HighThe upper value of the 95% confidence interval for the estimated number of cases, in thousandsintegerlevel : Ratio
RateThe estimated incidence or prevalence rate of illness in the United Kingdom per 100,000 employed individuals, calculated with a confidence level of 95%, for the last 12 monthsintegerlevel : Ratio
Rate_Confidence_Interval_LowThe lower value of the 95% confidence interval for the estimated rate of incidence or prevalence per 100,000 employed individuals, for the last 12 monthsintegerlevel : Ratio
Rate_Confidence_Interval_HighThe upper value of the 95% confidence interval for the estimated rate of incidence or prevalence per 100,000 employed individuals, for the last 12 monthsintegerlevel : Ratio
Significance_Level_Different_To_All_Industries_RateIndicates if the statistical significance level of the estimated values is different (higher or lower) or not from the significance level of estimated value for all industriesstringenum : Array
Significance_Level_Different_To_Previous_Period_RateIndicates if the statistical significance level of the estimated rate value is different (higher or lower) or not from the significance level of the previous period rate valuestringenum : Array
Is_Rate_Estimated_On_Less_Than_30_ValuesIndicates if the estimated value of incidence or prevalence is calculated using less than 30 observed valuesboolean-
Measurement Period TypeMeasure Of Disease OccurrenceIllness Category LevelIllness CategorySIC LevelSIC Section CodeIndustrySIC CodeMeasurement PeriodCasesCases Confidence Interval LowCases Confidence Interval HighRateRate Confidence Interval LowRate Confidence Interval HighSignificance Level Different To All Industries RateSignificance Level Different To Previous Period RateIs Rate Estimated On Less Than 30 Values
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2001-2002112710801174392037604080False
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2003-2004109010421137371035503870NoFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2004-200510079601054340032503560LowerFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2005-2006914869959307029203220LowerFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2006-2007116711151219389037104060HigherFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2007-200810329821081339032303550LowerFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2008-200910189661069333031703500NoFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2009-201010499951102348033103660NoFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2010-20119839271039324030603420NoFalse
AnnualPrevalenceAllAll illnessAllAllAll industries (current/most recent job)All2011-2012875824925288027103040LowerFalse