6321.0.55.001 - Industrial Disputes, Australia, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY STATISTICS

The Industrial Disputes release provides statistics monitoring the level of industrial disputation in Australia.

Quarterly Estimates;

  • 44 disputes occurred, 18 fewer than in the previous quarter.
  • 9,300 employees were involved, a decrease from 28,800 in the previous quarter.
  • 16,600 working days were lost, a decrease from 30,900 in the previous quarter.
  • More than four in ten (43%) working days lost were in the Transport, postal and warehousing industry.
  • More than six in ten (63%) working days lost were in NSW.


Year Ended Estimates;
  • 177 disputes occurred, 23 more than the previous year.
  • 107,400 working days were lost, 22% fewer than the previous year.

Quarter
Year ended
December 2018
March 2019
March 2018
March 2019

Number of disputes
Commenced in period (no.)
53
32
146
171
Total (no.)
62
44
154
177
Employees involved
Newly involved ('000)
r25.6
7.8
47.6
61.4
Total ('000)
r28.8
9.3
52.7
61.7
Working days lost ('000)
r30.9
16.6
137.7
107.4

r revised

Figure 1 shows Working days lost, Australia from March 2014 to March 2019

Notes

Revisions

Revisions have been made to the December quarter 2018 data. The data items affected were working days lost and employees involved at total Australia level and the Education and training; Healthcare and social assistance industry. These revisions are reflected in Tables 1 to 3 and the associated time series spreadsheet.

Inquiries

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.