Job security

Oct 21, 2014

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

 

Total

 

Work full time

Work part time

Income less than $1,000 pw

Income $1,000-$1,600 pw

Income $1,600+ pw

Total more secure

14%

16%

7%

18%

11%

15%

Total less secure

31%

33%

30%

31%

32%

31%

Much more secure

5%

5%

2%

9%

2%

5%

Somewhat more secure

9%

11%

5%

9%

9%

10%

About the same

50%

49%

53%

44%

53%

52%

Somewhat less secure

17%

17%

20%

17%

15%

17%

Much less secure

14%

16%

10%

14%

17%

14%

Don’t know

4%

2%

9%

7%

3%

3%

(Based on working people : n = 613)

14% of workers expect their job to be more secure in the next two years and 31% think it will be less secure – 50% think it will be about the same.

Only 7% of part-time workers think their job will become more secure. At least 30% of all work and income groups think their job will be less secure.