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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/03/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2012
December 2012
December 2011
December 2012

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
64
50
186
197
Total (no.)
68
58
192
204
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
53.7
14.3
133.8
142.8
Total ('000)
55.8
27.3
134.4
143.3
Working days lost ('000)
110.0
25.7
241.5
273.2


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In the December quarter 2012 there were 58 disputes, 10 less than in the September quarter 2012.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the December quarter 2012 was 27,300, a decrease from 55,800 in the September quarter 2012.
  • There were 25,700 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the December quarter 2012, a decrease from 110,000 in the September quarter 2012.
  • The combined Education and training and Health care and social assistance industry (14,100) accounted for 55% of the total number of working days lost in the December quarter 2012. The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (56.8) this quarter.
  • New South Wales (11,800) and Victoria (10,600) together accounted for 87% of working days lost in the December quarter 2012.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2012, there were 204 disputes, 12 more than in the year ended December 2011.
  • During the year ended December 2012, there were 273,200 working days lost compared with 241,500 in the year ended December 2011.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2013 6 June 2013
June 2013 5 September 2013



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data this issue.


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