ACC statistics show New Zealand’s riskiest industries
Note that headlines are not written by the journalist who wrote the story:
Top 10 industries for ACC claims in 2014
Dairy cattle farming 11,748
House construction 8,741
Sheep and beef cattle farming 7,687
Meat processing 6,081
Fabricated metal product manufacturing 4,862
Supermarket and grocery stores 4,859
Electrical services 3,540
Plumbing services 2,775
This data does not show risk. It primarily shows how many people work in an industry. There were four times as many claims in supermarkets as in logging. Does that mean supermarkets are riskier? Of course not.
What would be useful is adjusting for population the number of claims for each industry.