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6321.0 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Jul 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/10/2003   
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KEY FIGURES



12 months
Jun
Jul
ended
2003
2003
Jul 2003

Number of disputes
r57
62
670
Number of employees involved ('000)
r12.6
51.7
170.0
Working days lost ('000)
r20.5
47.2
270.0
Working days lost per thousand employees
. .
. .
33

r revised
. . not applicable
Working days lost
Graph - Working days lost

KEY POINTS


MONTHLY ESTIMATES
  • During July 2003, there were 62 disputes, 5 more than June 2003.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes increased from 12,600 in June 2003 to 51,700 in July 2003.
  • There were 47,200 working days lost due to industrial disputation in July 2003, an increase of 26,700 from June 2003.
  • The Education and Health and community services industries accounted for 11,200 (24%) of the total number of working days lost in July 2003.
  • In July 2003, Western Australia accounted for 15,900 (34%) of working days lost.


ANNUAL ESTIMATES
  • During the twelve months ended July 2003, there were 670 disputes, 32 less than in the twelve months ended July 2002.
  • During the twelve months ended July 2003, there were 270,000 working days lost, 33,600 less than in the twelve months ended July 2002.
  • The Coal mining industry had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (342) in the twelve months ended July 2003.
  • Western Australia had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (54) in the twelve months ended July 2003.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Revisions have been made to the monthly series as a result of disputes being identified after the release of the previous issue and as a result of correcting errors in previously reported data.


ABBREVIATIONS

ABSAustralian Bureau of Statistics
ANZSICAustralian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification


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