6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Quarter
Year ended
September 2015
December 2015
December 2014
December 2015

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
70
59
187
224
Total (no.)
78
72
188
228
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
r27.3
14.1
55.5
72.8
Total ('000)
r29.8
20.3
55.6
73.3
Working days lost ('000)
r29.1
19.1
71.4
83.4

r revised

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DECEMBER KEY POINTS


QUARTERLY ESTIMATES
  • In December quarter 2015, there were 72 disputes, six fewer than in September quarter 2015.
  • The number of employees involved in industrial disputes in December quarter 2015 was 20,300, a decrease from 29,800 in September quarter 2015.
  • There were 19,100 working days lost due to industrial disputation in December quarter 2015, a decrease from 29,100 in September quarter 2015.
  • The Construction industry (12,900) had the highest number of working days lost by industry, accounting for 67% of total working days lost.
  • Queensland (11,700) had the highest number of working days lost of any state or territory in December quarter 2015, accounting for 61% of total working days lost. Queensland also had the highest number of working days lost per thousand employees (5.5) for the quarter.


YEAR ENDED ESTIMATES
  • During the year ended December 2015, there were 228 disputes, 40 more than in the year ended December 2014.
  • Over the same period, there were 83,400 working days lost, compared with 71,400 in the year ended December 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2016 2 June 2016
June 2016 1 September 2016



REVISIONS

Revisions have been made to data for both June and September 2015 quarters. The data items affected were: Employees involved (Total) for June quarter 2015; and Employees involved (Newly involved and Total), Working days lost, and Working days lost per thousand employees for September quarter 2015. These revisions are reflected in Tables 1, 2 and 3 of this publication, and the associated time series spreadsheets.


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