Job security

Feb 24, 2015

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

 

Oct 2014

Total more secure

9%

16%

7%

13%

10%

9%

14%

Total less secure

29%

33%

30%

37%

26%

28%

31%

Much more secure

3%

3%

4%

3%

5%

3%

5%

Somewhat more secure

6%

5%

7%

10%

5%

6%

9%

About the same

58%

59%

55%

44%

59%

61%

50%

Somewhat less secure

17%

18%

15%

22%

14%

18%

17%

Much less secure

12%

11%

13%

15%

12%

10%

14%

Don’t know

4%

4%

5%

6%

4%

2%

4%

(Based on working people : n = 616)

9% (down 5%) of workers expect their job to be more secure in the next two years and 29% (down 2%) think it will be less secure – 58% (up 8%) think it will be about the same.

Those on lower incomes were more likely to think their job would be less secure.