Essential Report

Job security

Sep 20, 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 Feb 2015 Sep 2015 Apr 2016
More Secure 14%   16% 17% 11% 7%   17% 11%   14% 9% 7% 14%
Less secure 27%   31% 19% 21% 32%   26% 24%   31% 29% 28% 31%
Much more secure 5%   4% 7% 3% 1%   6% 4%   5% 3% 2% 5%
Somewhat more secure 9%   12% 10% 8% 6%   11% 7%   9% 6% 5% 9%
About the same 53%   49% 60% 67% 51%   52% 58%   50% 58% 50% 49%
Somewhat less secure 16%   20% 11% 10% 16%   16% 15%   17% 17% 16% 19%
Much less secure 11%   11% 8% 11% 16%   10% 9%   14% 12% 12% 12%
Don’t know 6%   4% 3% 1% 10%   5% 7%   4% 4% 15% 7%

14% of respondents (no change since April) feel that their job will become more secure over the next two years. 27% (down 4%) feel it will become less secure while the largest proportion (53%) feel it will stay about the same. Liberal/National voters (60%) and Greens voters (67%) were more likely to say their job security would be about the same.

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