6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, March 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
December 2015
March 2016
March 2015
March 2016

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
59
75
193
257
Total (no.)
72
80
199
263
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
14.1
23.7
64.1
82.4
Total ('000)
20.3
23.9
64.6
83.1
Working days lost ('000)
19.1
27.9
82.2
90.9


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MARCH KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In March quarter 2016, there were 80 disputes, eight more than in December quarter 2015.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in March quarter 2016 was 23,900, an increase of 3,500 from December quarter 2015.
  • There were 27,900 working days lost due to industrial disputation in March quarter 2016, an increase of 8,800 from December quarter 2015.
  • The Construction industry (10,800) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 39% of total working days lost.
  • Queensland (14,700) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in March quarter 2016, accounting for 52% of total working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (6.8) for the quarter, followed closely by Australian Capital Territory (6.7).


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended March 2016, there were 263 disputes, 64 more than in the year ended March 2015.
  • Over the same period, there were 90,900 working days lost, compared with 82,200 in the year ended March 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2016 1 September 2016
September 2016 1 December 2016



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