National Asbestos Exposure Register

Statistics for 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015

Figure A1: Monthly responses

Table A1: Monthly responses by jurisdiction of current residence of registrants

  Jurisdiction  
Month ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
July 2014 72 32 6 10 5 13 9 12 159
August 2014 173 34 2 8 2 6 9 6 240
September 2014 28 19 55 13 2 2 9 3 131
October 2014 23 30 5 9 14 1 15 21 118
November 2014 28 31 2 9 9 1 7 3 90
December 2014 8 57 2 13 8   15 4 107
January 2015 7 26 1 5 16 1 65 9 130
February 2015 4 25 2 22 7 2 14 9 85
March 2015 8 32 1 7 4 2 11 17 82
April 2015 13 21   9 2 24 10 11 90
May 2015 11 16 3 5 5 6 12 18 76
June 2015 8 46   13 5 7 5 8 92
Total 383 369 79 123 79 65 181 121 1400

Table A2: Age range or registrants by jurisdiction at registration date

  Jurisdiction  
Age of registrant ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
<20 42 15   6 3 3 14 15 98
20-29 40 47 10 11 7 13 19 16 163
30-39 81 66 21 19 22 10 45 36 300
40-49 83 76 34 31 16 18 40 18 316
50-59 54 91 11 22 20 14 47 23 282
60+ 83 73 3 34 11 7 16 13 240
Unknown   1             1
Total 383 369 79 123 79 65 181 121 1400
Age range ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
<20 10.97% 4.07% 0.00% 4.88% 3.80% 4.62% 7.73% 12.40% 7.00%
20-29 10.44% 12.74% 12.66% 8.94% 8.86% 20.00% 10.50% 13.22% 11.64%
30-39 21.15% 17.89% 26.58% 15.45% 27.85% 15.38% 24.86% 29.75% 21.43%
40-49 21.67% 20.60% 43.04% 25.20% 20.25% 27.69% 22.10% 14.88% 22.57%
50-59 14.10% 24.66% 13.92% 17.89% 25.32% 21.54% 25.97% 19.01% 20.14%
60+ 21.67% 19.78% 3.80% 27.64% 13.92% 10.77% 8.84% 10.74% 17.14%
Unknown 0.00% 0.27% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.07%
% of age range in jurisdiction 100% 99.73% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 99.93%

Figure A2: Age range or registrants by jurisdiction at registration date

Table A3: Age range by gender at registration date

  Jurisdiction Gender %
Age range - 1st exposure Female Male Not Specified Total Female Male
<20 32 66   98 32.65% 67.35%
20-29 39 123 1 163 23.93% 75.46%
30-39 83 217   300 27.67% 72.33%
40-49 84 230 2 316 26.58% 72.78%
50-59 61 219 2 282 21.63% 77.66%
60+ 66 173 1 240 27.50% 72.08%
Unknown   1   1 0.00% 100%
Total 365 1029 6 1400

Figure A3: Age range by gender at registration date

Table A4: Proportion of occupational exposure to non-occpational exposure by registrants' age range at time of exposure

Age Range - 1st Exposure Exposure type Exposure type %
  Non-occupational Occupational Total Non-occupational Occupational
<20 192 170 362 53.04% 46.96%
20-29 101 219 320 31.56% 68.44%
30-39 138 199 320 40.95% 59.05%
40-49 85 147 232 36.64% 63.36%
50-59 30 67 97 30.93% 69.07%
60+ 11 20 31 35.48% 64.52%
Unknown 12 9 21 57.14% 42.86%
Total 569 831 1400 40.64% 59.36%

Figure A4: Proportion of occupational exposure to non-occpational exposure by registrants' age range at time of exposure

Table A5: Age range at first exposure by jurisdiction - non-occupational

  Jurisdiction  
Age range of registrant ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total
<20 15 8   3 1 3 7 6 43
20-29 8 7   1   2 3 1 22
30-39 13 10   2     6 6 37
40-49 2 4   2   1   1 10
50-59 1 4 1       1 2 9
60+   2   1         3
Total 39 35 1 9 1 6 17 16 124
<20 38.46% 22.86% 0.00% 33.33% 100.00% 50.00% 41.18% 37.50% 34.68%
20-29 20.51% 20.00% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 33.33% 17.65% 6.25% 17.74%
30-39 33.33% 28.57% 0.00% 22.22% 0.00% 0.00% 35.29% 37.50% 29.84%
40-49 5.13% 11.43% 0.00% 22.22% 0.00% 16.67% 0.00% 6.25% 8.06%
50-59 2.56% 11.43% 100.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5.88% 12.50% 7.26%
60+ 0.00% 5.71% 0.00% 11.11% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 2.42%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Table A6: Gender breakdown by jurisdiction of current residence or registrants

  Jurisdiction    
Gender of registrant ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total Gender %
Female 174 82 6 22 8 6 32 35 365 26.07%
Male 207 284 73 101 71 59 149 85 1029 73.50%
Not specified 2 3           1 6 0.43%
Total 383 369 79 123 79 65 181 121 1400 100%
Female 45.43% 22.22% 7.59% 17.89% 9.23% 17.68% 28.93% 26.07%
Male 54.05% 76.96% 92.41% 82.11% 89.87% 90.77% 82.83% 70.25%
Not specified 0.52% 0.81% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.83% 100%

Figure A5: Gender breakdown by jurisdiction of current residence or registrants

Table A7: Exposure by job category

Job category Total % Total
Asbestos removal / Disposal 11 2.96%
Bollermaker 4 1.08%
Building / Construction 65 17.47%
Electrician 56 15.05%
Fitter and Machinist 28 7.53%
Mining / Resources occupations 10 2.69%
Other 185 49.73%
Plumber 13 3.49%
Total 372 100.00%

Figure A6: Exposure by job category

Table A8: Decade of first exposure of registrants

Decade of 1st Exposure Non-occupational Occupational Total Non-occupational Occupational Decade %
1940s 1 1 2 50.00% 50.00% 0.14%
1950s 1 9 10 10.00% 90.00% 0.71%
1960s 15 38 53 28.30% 71.70% 3.79%
1970s 101 78 179 56.42% 43.58% 12.79%
1980s 50 70 120 41.67% 58.33% 8.57%
1990s 60 39 99 60.61% 39.39% 7.07%
2000s 127 155 282 45.04% 54.96% 20.14%
2010s 204 434 638 31.97% 68.03% 45.57%
Not disclosed 10 7 17 58.82% 41.18% 1.21%
Total 569 831 1400 40.64% 59.36% 100%

Figure A7: Decade of first exposure of registrants

Table A9: Location of exposure

Location of exposure Count of location of exposure % of total
Environmental / Domestic 2 0.14%
Other 56 4.00%
Residential 509 36.36%
School / Education 16 1.14%
Work 817 58.36%
Total 1400 100.00%

Figure A8: Location of exposure

Table A10: Location of exposure by gender of registrants

Location of exposure Gender  
  Female Male Not specified Total
Environmental / Domestic 2     2
Other 24 32   56
Residential 251 256 2 509
School / Educational 5 11   16
Work 83 730 4 817
Total 383 396 79 1400
  Female Male Not specified Total
Environmental / Domestic 0.55% 0.00% 0.00% 0.14%
Other 6.58% 3.11% 0.00% 4.00%
Residential 68.77% 24.88% 33.33% 36.36%
School / Educational 1.37% 1.07% 0.00% 1.14%
Work 22.74% 70.94% 66.67% 58.36%

Figure A9: Location of exposure by gender of registrants

Table A11: Means of finding out about NAER

  Jurisdiction    
Means of finding out about register ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Total % Total
ASEA website 7 9   4   1 3 1 25 1.92%
Employer 18 94 6 10 21 28 75 31 283 21.74%
Friends / Family 84 49 7 38 9 6 17 24 234 17.97%
Internet search 34 45 5 18 6 2 19 13 142 10.91%
Local council   4         2   6 0.46%
Medical practitioner   2   1         3 0.23%
Newspaper / Television report 2 10   1 1 1 4   19 1.46%
Other 147 97 61 30 29 16 37 28 445 34.18%
Pamphlet / Leaflet 1 7   1       1 10 0.77%
State / Territory regulator 42 11   6 4   4 1 68 5.22%
Training course   1             1 0.08%
Union 4 22   6 6 4 12 12 66 5.07%
Total 339 351 79 115 76 58 173 111 1302 100%

Note: This question was introduced 28 July 2014