Job security

Dec 20, 2016

Q. In the next two years, do you expect your job to be more secure, less secure or about the same?

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Work full time Work part time   Oct 2014 Feb 2015 Sep 2015 Apr 2016 Sep 2016
More Secure 13%   12% 15% 5% 15%   16% 6%   14% 9% 7% 14% 14%
Less secure 30%   35% 22% 40% 40%   27% 35%   31% 29% 28% 31% 27%
Much more secure 4% 5% 4% 1% 5%   5% 1% 5% 3% 2% 5% 5%
Somewhat more secure 9% 7% 11% 4% 10%   11% 5% 9% 6% 5% 9% 9%
About the same 51% 50% 61% 52% 38%   53% 54% 50% 58% 50% 49% 53%
Somewhat less secure 16% 17% 11% 36% 17%   15% 21% 17% 17% 16% 19% 16%
Much less secure 14% 18% 11% 4% 23%   12% 14% 14% 12% 12% 12% 11%
Don’t know 6% 4% 2% 3% 7% 5% 4%   4% 4% 15% 7% 6%

13% of respondents (down 1% since September) feel that their job will become more secure over the next two years. 30% (up 3%) feel it will become less secure while the largest proportion (51%) feel it will stay about the same.

Liberal/National voters were more likely to say their job security would be about the same (61%) and less likely to say it would be less secure (22%).

35% of part time workers say they expect their job to be less secure compared to 27% of full time workers.

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