Concern about job losses

Aug 19, 2014

Q. How concerned are you that you or some member of your immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so: very concerned, somewhat concerned, or not at all concerned?

 

Total

 

 

Male

Female

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

 

Aug 2012

Feb 2014

May 2014

Total Concerned

58%

56%

61%

65%

52%

54%

66%

47%

55%

57%

Very concerned

22%

23%

21%

30%

14%

14%

30%

13%

22%

23%

Somewhat concerned

36%

33%

40%

35%

38%

40%

36%

34%

33%

34%

Not at all concerned

32%

33%

32%

26%

42%

35%

24%

37%

31%

29%

Don’t know

4%

3%

5%

3%

3%

4%

3%

8%

6%

7%

No employees in the immediate family

5%

8%

3%

6%

3%

6%

6%

7%

8%

7%

More than half (58%) of respondents were concerned that they, or a member of their immediate family will lose their jobs in the next year or so – little change since May.

Females (61%) are more likely to be concerned than males (56%).

Labor (65%) and other (66%) voters are more likely to be concerned. Liberal/National (52%) are less likely to be concerned.

64% of those earning less than $600pw were concerned compared to 52% of those earning more than $1,600pw.