Injury Statistics – Work Related Claims: 2021

Workmen’s Compensation Statistics provides information on claims accepted by the ACC for workmen’s compensation.


  • A total of 223,300 work-related claims were filed in 2021 (up 4,800 from 2020).
  • In 2021, the incidence rate for all injury claims was 90 claims per 1,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees.
  • The age group with the highest claims incidence rate in 2021 was the oldest workers (75+), with 134 claims per 1,000 FTEs.
  • The region with the highest claims incidence rate in 2021 was Gisborne/Hawke’s Bay, with 140 claims per 1,000 FTEs.
  • The industry with the highest claims incidence rate in 2021 was agriculture, forestry and fishing, with 172 claims per 1,000 FTEs.

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Injury statistics – work-related claims: 2021

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