Choice of job

Jan 21, 2013

Q. If you had a choice, would you prefer to be –

Total

Men

Women

Aged 18
-34

Aged 35
-44

Aged 45
+

Income less than $31,200

Income $31,200

$51,999

Income $52,000

$83,199

Income $83,200
+

Working in a different occupation

30%

35%

24%

35%

25%

28%

22%

36%

36%

30%

Working in the same occupation but with a different employer

18%

18%

18%

19%

18%

17%

33%

9%

19%

18%

Working in my current occupation with my current employer

40%

33%

48%

35%

43%

43%

37%

44%

31%

44%

Don’t know

12%

14%

9%

11%

14%

12%

7%

12%

14%

8%

40% agreed that if they had a choice they would prefer to be working in their current occupation with their current employer.

30% would prefer to be in a different occupation and 18% would prefer a different employer.

Those most likely to prefer a different occupation were men (35%), aged 18-34 (35%) and those on incomes of $600-$1,600pw (36%).

33% of those earning under $600pw would prefer to be working in the same occupation with a different employer.