Annual Leave Entitlements in Australia

Oct 12, 2009

Q. Most employees in Australia are entitled to take four weeks paid annual leave after each 12 months of work. Do you think this is a sufficient or do you think Australian workers should get more?

More than half (59%) of those surveyed think that four weeks paid annual leave after 12 months of work is sufficient, while 35% think that Australian workers should get more.

Labor and Coalition voters were more likely to think that four weeks paid annual leave is sufficient (59% Labor, 71% Coalition), while Green voters were more likely to think Australian workers should get more (45%).

People aged 55 years and over were more likely to think that four weeks paid annual leave is sufficient (84%), while people aged 35 years or less were more likely to think Australian workers should get more annual leave (61%).

Full-time workers were more likely than part-time workers to think Australian workers should get more annual leave (44% v 37%).

People earning $1000 – $1600 per week were more likely than those in other income groups to think Australian workers should get more annual leave (42%).