Job security

Aug 28, 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

27 Aug 12

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Total concerned

52%

49%

43%

40%

43%

45%

47%

49%

47%

44%

52%

43%

Very concerned

13%

14%

9%

11%

11%

13%

14%

13%

13%

10%

14%

14%

Somewhat concerned

39%

35%

34%

29%

32%

32%

33%

36%

34%

34%

38%

29%

Not at all concerned

35%

40%

38%

42%

43%

39%

37%

36%

37%

42%

35%

43%

Don’t know

6%

6%

12%

10%

8%

8%

7%

8%

8%

8%

5%

7%

No employees in the immediate family

8%

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

Concern over job security has fallen slightly since the last time the question was polled, declining 2 points up from 49% in March to 47% (total concerned).

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 (52% total concerned), whereas Greens (43%) and Labor voters (44%) are less likely to be concerned.

There were no major differences across income or age groups – except for the under 25’s where 43% were concerned and 48% not at all concerned.

Job security

Apr 4, 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?

16 Feb 09 27 Apr 09 8 Jun 09 5 Oct 09 18 Jan 10 29 Mar 10 28 Jun 10 18 Oct 10 4 April 11 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total concerned 62% 67% 52% 49% 45% 39% 43% 40% 43% 39% 46% 42%
Very concerned 22% 24% 13% 14% 12% 10% 9% 11% 11% 9% 12% 7%
Somewhat concerned 40% 43% 39% 35% 33% 29% 34% 29% 32% 30% 34% 35%
Not at all concerned 29% 23% 35% 40% 40% 45% 38% 42% 43% 43% 44% 53%
Don’t know 4% 5% 6% 6% 8% 7% 12% 10% 8% 9% 4% 2%
No employees in the immediate family 5% 5% 8% 5% 8% 9% 7% 7% 7% 9% 5% 3%

43% were concerned that they or some member of their immediate family will lose their job in the next year or so and 43% were not at all concerned – a net negative movement of 2% since the last survey in June.

Those on higher incomes (40% concerned/54% not concerned for incomes of $1,600+) were more optimistic than those on lower incomes (46% concerned/40% not concerned for incomes of $600-$1,000).

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