Essential Report

Job Security

Sep 15, 2015

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

  Total

 

  Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Oct 2014 Feb 2015
More Secure 7% 8% 8% 8% 9% 14% 9%
Less secure 28% 32% 23% 31% 28% 31% 29%
Much more secure 2% 2% 3% 1% 4% 5% 3%
Somewhat more secure 5% 6% 5% 7% 5% 9% 6%
About the same 50% 45% 58% 49% 47% 50% 58%
Somewhat less secure 16% 19% 15% 17% 12% 17% 17%
Much less secure 12% 13% 8% 14% 16% 14% 12%
Don’t know 15% 15% 12% 12% 17% 4% 4% 

Just 7% of Australians feel that their job will become more secure over the next two years. 28% feel it will become less secure while the largest proportion (50%) feel it will stay about the same.

There were no significant differences based on voting intention.

The only significant change from the last time this question was asked in February 2015 is the increase in ‘don’t know’ from 4% to 15%.

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