Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2017) DIY injuries, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 09 December 2023.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017). DIY injuries. Canberra: AIHW.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. DIY injuries. AIHW, 2017.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. DIY injuries. Canberra: AIHW; 2017.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2017, DIY injuries, AIHW, Canberra.
‘Do-it-yourself’ (DIY) refers to making, mending or maintaining something oneself, instead of hiring a professional or tradesperson. This fact sheet looks at DIY injuries that occurred as a result of falls (for example, from ladders and buildings), and while using tools and machinery (for example, hand tools and lawnmowers) at home. In 2013–14, men aged 65+ were the most commonly hospitalised group due to 1 of these types of DIY injuries.
- ISBN: 978-1-76054-096-8
- Cat. no: INJCAT 185
- Pages: 4
4 in 5 ‘do-it-yourself’ (DIY) injury cases were male (81%)
Falling from a ladder was the most common cause of DIY injury in 2013–14
For those aged over 15, the rate of injury for males was 22 per 100,000 and for females, 5 per 100,000
More than half of all DIY injuries due to a fall resulted in a fracture (63%)