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Allowed lost time claims by age and gender

Between 2003 and 2012, the average percentage for all allowed lost time claims for males and females was 53% and 47% respectively. While Schedule 1 had a greater proportion of lost time claims from male workers (63%), Schedule 2 represented a more even distribution. This distribution is more closely aligned to the Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey (LFS), which shows that over the past 10 years, the average gender distribution of Ontario's employed workforce was 52% male and 48% female, indicating that the demographic of lost time claims in Schedule 2 is more closely aligned to the gender distribution of Ontario's employed workforce.

Percentage of Schedule 2 lost time claims by gender compared to Statistics Canada's LFS employment by injury/illness year

In 2012, two age groups comprised the majority of lost time claims, those between 25 to 44 and 45 to 54. Since 2003, the two older age groups (55 to 64 and 65+) increased as a percentage of all allowed lost time claims, whereas the younger age groups (<25 and 25 to 44) decreased. This is a reflection of the continued aging of Ontario's workforce, and is consistent with Statistics Canada's employment trends.

Lost time claims by age group
by injury/illness year Schedule 2
 

Lost time claims by age group 
by injury/illness year Schedule 2(Click image to enlarge and view values)

 

Lost time claims by age group
by injury/illness year Schedule 2

Lost time claims by age group 
by injury/illness year Schedule 2(Click image to enlarge and view values)

Statistics Canada's LFS employment
by age group by calendar year

Statistics Canada's LFS employment by age group by calendar year(Click image to enlarge and view values)

Historical and additional data on age and gender (xls, .8 mb)

2012 Allowed lost time claims
by leading occupations

Ontario has a diverse workforce undertaking a wide variety of occupations. Over the past 10 years, lost time claims were spread across more than 150 occupations, with Police Officers/Firefighters, Cleaners, Mail and Message Distribution Occupations and Secondary/Elementary School Teachers/Counsellors representing the occupations with the highest number of lost time claims.

In 2012, of the seven leading occupations, workers between the ages of 50 to 54 represented the leading age group for four of these occupations. The leading occupation for female workers was Secondary/Elementary School Teachers /Counsellors, whereas Police Officers/Firefighters represented the leading occupation for male workers. In all cases the leading nature of injury was sprains and strains.

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Leading Occupation Characteristics *
Schedule 2 Leading Age Group Leading Gender Leading Event Leading Source Leading Part of Body Leading Nature of Injury
Police officers and firefighters 35-39 Male Bodily reaction Persons (bodily motion or condition) Leg(s) Sprains and strains
Secondary and elementary school teachers & counsellors 50-54 Female Fall on same level Structures (including walkways, floors and buildings) Multiple body parts Sprains and strains
Cleaners 50-54 Male Overexertion Structures (including walkways, floors and buildings) Lower back (lumbar, sacral, coccygeal regions) Sprains and strains
Childcare and home support workers 50-54 Female Fall on same level Persons (bodily motion or condition) Multiple body parts Sprains and strains
Mail and message distribution occupations 50-54 Female Bodily reaction Persons (bodily motion or condition) Lower back (lumbar, sacral, coccygeal regions) Sprains and strains
Other technical occupations in health care (except dental) 35-39 Male Overexertion Persons (bodily motion or condition) Lower back (lumbar, sacral, coccygeal regions) Sprains and strains
Motor vehicle and transit drivers 45-49 Male Highway accidents Persons (bodily motion or condition) Body systems Sprains and strains

 

Historical and additional data on occupation (xls, .8 mb)