Essential Report

Job security

Apr 5, 2016

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 Work full time Work part time Oct 2014 Sep 2015
More Secure 14%   14% 15% 10% 10% 13% 14% 14% 7%
Less secure 27%   40% 20% 40% 35% 28% 29% 31% 28%
Much more secure 5%   5% 5% 4% 2% 5% 3% 5% 2%
Somewhat more secure 9%   9% 10% 6% 8% 8% 11% 9% 5%
About the same 49%   40% 63% 45% 45% 51% 52% 50% 50%
Somewhat less secure 19%   24% 15% 23% 17% 17% 18% 17% 16%
Much less secure 12%   16% 5% 17% 18% 11% 11% 14% 12%
Don’t know 7%   6% 2% 5% 9% 7% 5% 4% 15%

 

14% of respondents (up 7% since September) feel that their job will become more secure over the next two years. 27% (down 1%) feel it will become less secure while the largest proportion (49%) feel it will stay about the same. Liberal/National voters were more likely to say their job security would be about the same (63%).

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