Australian Bureau of Statistics
6266.0 - Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, Jul 1997
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Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, July 1997 - ABS
In July 1997, the number of people aged 18-64 who had held a job in the three years to 30 June 1997 was estimated at 9,339,200. Of these, 685,400 (7.3%) had been retrenched (that is, either retrenched or made redundant) on one or more occasions in that period, according to results released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Survey results reveal the following major differences between retrenched workers and other employees:
In relation to the jobs from which people were retrenched:
For States and Territories the number of people who had been retrenched as a proportion of those who had held a job in the reference period was: New South Wales (5.9%), Victoria (7.9%), Queensland (8.6%), South Australia (9.0%), Western Australia (7.3%), Tasmania (8.0%), Northern Territory (4.2%) and the ACT (7.4%).
In July 1997, of the people who had been retrenched at any time in the three years to 30 June 1997:
Details can be found in Retrenchment and Redundancy, Australia, July 1997 (cat. no. 6266.0) available from ABS Bookshops. A summary of findings from the publication is available from this site.
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