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6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/03/2012   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2011
December 2011
December 2010
December 2011

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
53
59
215
186
Total (no.)
66
74
227
192
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
63.9
46.7
48.9
133.8
Total ('000)
66.4
51.6
54.8
134.4
Working days lost ('000)
101.3
54.3
126.6
241.5


Working days lost
Graph: Working days lost



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • For the December quarter 2011, there were 74 disputes, 8 more than in the September quarter 2011.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in the December quarter 2011 was 51,600, a decrease from 66,400 in the September quarter 2011.
  • There were 54,300 working days lost due to industrial disputation in the December quarter 2011, a decrease from 101,300 in the September quarter 2011.
  • The combined Education and training and Health care and social assistance industries accounted for 16,600 (31%) of the total number of working days lost in the December quarter 2011.
  • In the December quarter 2011, Queensland accounted for 22,100 (41%) of working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (10.6) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2011, there were 192 disputes, 29 fewer than in the year ended December 2010.
  • During the year ended December 2011, there were 241,500 working days lost compared with 126,600 in the year ended December 2010.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 7 June 2012
June 2012 6 September 2012



REVISIONS

There are no revisions to data in this issue.


INQUIRIES

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