Job security

Oct 3, 2011

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?

8 Jun

09

5 Oct

09

28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 Apr

11

4 Jul

11

3 Oct

11

Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total concerned 52% 49% 43% 40% 43% 45% 47% 43% 55% 38%
Very concerned 13% 14% 9% 11% 11% 13% 14% 11% 19% 7%
Somewhat concerned 39% 35% 34% 29% 32% 32% 33% 32% 36% 31%
Not at all concerned 35% 40% 38% 42% 43% 39% 37% 40% 34% 51%
Don’t know 6% 6% 12% 10% 8% 8% 7% 8% 6% 4%
No employees in the immediate family 8% 5% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 9% 5% 7%

Concern over job security has risen slightly since the last time the question was polled, increasing 2 points up from 45% in July 2011 to 47% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from October 2010, total concern has increased from 40% to 47%.

Coalition voters are the most likely to be concerned that they or a member of their immediately family will lose their job in the next year or so (55% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (38% total concerned).