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Information Media and Telecommunications industry snapshot 2018

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

63% of workers are employed full time

Telecommunications services is the largest employing group

1 in 2 workers are aged between 25 and 44

The injuries

32 injuries across the industry in 2018

36% of injuries over the last ten years resulted in at least one week off work

4.4 serious injuries per million hours worked, 49% lower than the state average of 8.7

10% lower serious injury frequency rate in 2018 than ten years ago

The people

Occupation groups with the highest percentage of serious injuries

  • 21% Call or contact centre information clerks
  • 11% Miscellaneous hospitality, retail and service managers
  • 9% Information and organisation professionals

15-24 year olds had 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
Updated: 11th December 2019