6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, September 2016 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/12/2016   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
June 2016
September 2016
September 2015
September 2016

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
52
86
217
272
Total (no.)
60
93
222
285
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
19.8
25.9
70.7
83.5
Total ('000)
20.5
26.3
78.5
89.7
Working days lost ('000)
24.5
34.9
81.2
106.5


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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In September quarter 2016, there were 93 disputes, 33 more than in June quarter 2016.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in September quarter 2016 was 26,300, an increase from 20,500 in June quarter 2016.
  • There were 34,900 working days lost due to industrial disputation in September quarter 2016, an increase from 24,500 in June quarter 2016.
  • The Construction industry (14,500) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 42% of total working days lost.
  • Queensland (13,600) and Victoria (13,400) had the highest number of working days lost in September quarter 2016. Combined, these two states accounted for 78% of total working days lost in the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended September 2016, there were 285 disputes, 63 more than in the year ended September 2015.
  • During the year ended September 2016, there were 106,500 working days lost, compared with 81,200 in the year ended September 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2016 9 March 2017
March 2017 1 June 2017



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