Job security

Jun 18, 2012

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

26 Mar 12

Total

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

56%

46%

67%

38%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

18%

12%

26%

10%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

38%

34%

41%

28%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

32%

41%

26%

51%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

7%

7%

4%

4%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

5%

6%

3%

6%

Concern over job security has risen since the last time the question was polled, increasing 7 points from 49% in March to 56% (total concerned).

In the 12 months from July 2011, total concern has increased from 45% to 56%.

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 (up 12% to 67% total concerned), whereas Greens voters are less likely to be concerned (up 4% to 38% total concerned).

Those most concerned were aged 45-64 (62%), part-time workers (63%) and women (61%).  Among the under 25’s, 40% were concerned and 43% not concerned.