Information media and Telecommunications industry snapshot 2017

The workforce

This industry grouping covers a wide range of activities, separated into 12 groups:

  • Internet Service Providers and Web Search Portals
  • Data Processing, Web Hosting and Electronic Information Storage Services
  • Radio broadcasting
  • Television broadcasting
  • Internet publishing and broadcasting
  • Telecommunication services
  • Newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishing
  • Software publishing
  • Motion picture and video activities
  • Sound recording and music publishing
  • Libraries and archives
  • Other information services

1% of the total Tasmanian workforce

68% work full time

One in two workers aged between 25 and 44

The injuries

50 injuries across the industry in 2017

35% of injuries in the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

2.6 serious injuries per million hours worked, 67% lower than the state average of 7.9

41% decrease in serious injury frequency rate in the last ten years

The people

Occupation groups with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 23% Call or contact centre information clerks
  • 10% Miscellaneous hospitality, retail and service managers
  • 8% Information and organisation professionals

Under 25 year olds reported the highest serious injury frequency rate

Sound recording and music publishing had the highest serious injury frequency rate

The causes

The most common causes of injury across the industry

  • Body stressing
  • Falls, slips and trips
  • Mental stress

Action areas

Priority conditions and causes identified in the WorkSafe Strategic Plan 2018-2023 relevant to the industry:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hazardous manual tasks
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Mental health conditions