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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/03/2011   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2010
December 2010
December 2009
December 2010

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
62
63
233
215
Total (no.)
72
70
236
227
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
14.2
15.2
86.2
48.9
Total ('000)
16.0
17.0
89.3
54.8
Working days lost ('000)
46.6
27.2
132.7
126.6


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the December quarter 2010, there were 70 disputes, 2 less than in the September quarter 2010.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the December quarter 2010 was 17,000, an increase from 16,000 in the September quarter 2010.
  • There were 27,200 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the December quarter 2010, a decrease from 46,600 in the September quarter 2010.
  • The Metal product manufacturing industry accounted for 8,800 (32%) of the total number of working days lost in the December quarter 2010. The Metal product manufacturing industry also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (26.1) for the quarter.
  • In the December quarter 2010, Victoria accounted for 8,100 (30%) of working days lost. Queensland had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (3.6) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2010, there were 227 disputes, 9 less than in the year ended December 2009.
  • During the year ended December 2010, there were 126,600 working days lost compared with 132,700 in the year ended December 2009.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2011 2 June 2011
June 2011 1 September 2011



IMPACT OF FLOODS

Extensive flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland, and then spread to other states. The collection and processing of Industrial Disputes data were not disrupted and there was no impact on data quality.


REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


INQUIRIES

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