Workers’ Productivity

Feb 6, 2012
Essential Research

Q. And overall, in your experience, how productive are most Australian workers?

Total Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Full time workers Part time workers
Very productive 15% 20% 14% 16% 18% 14%
Quite productive 59% 63% 57% 58% 58% 62%
Not so productive 19% 13% 24% 19% 19% 18%
Not at all productive 2% 2% 3% 1% 3% 1%
Don’t know 5% 3% 2% 7% 3% 4%

74% think that overall, most Australian workers are very or quite productive.

Labor voters (83%) are more likely than Liberal/National voters (71%) to think workers are productive. There were no significant differences across income or age groups.

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