6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/12/2018   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
June 2018
September 2018
September 2017
September 2018

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
42
44
149
151
Total (no.)
48
51
156
172
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
14.4
13.6
87.4
46.5
Total ('000)
14.6
13.8
88.5
48.9
Working days lost ('000)
12.5
47.4
148.9
111.6

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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In September quarter 2018, there were 51 disputes, three greater than in June quarter 2018.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in September quarter 2018 was 13,800, a decrease from 14,600 in June quarter 2018.
  • There were 47,400 working days lost due to industrial disputation in September quarter 2018, an increase from 12,500 in June quarter 2018.
  • The Metal products etc manufacturing industry (28,000) had the highest number of working days lost of any industry in September quarter 2018, accounting for 59% of total working days lost. Metal products etc manufacturing also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (85.2) for the quarter.
  • Western Australia (33,600) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in September quarter 2018, accounting for 71% of total working days lost. Western Australia also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (27.6) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended September 2018, there were 172 disputes, 16 greater than in the year ended September 2017.
  • Over the same period, there were 111,600 working days lost, 25% fewer than in the year ended September 2017 (148,900).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2018
March 2019
14 March 2019
6 June 2019


INQUIRIES

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